SCLSNJ SOARING is designed to help parents navigate early childhood programming and resources, learn the different strategies used to support early literacy through each developmental stage, and replicate those strategies at home. Learn more about out how we design our SOARING storytimes and how you can use our techniques at home.
Storytimes and More at SCLSNJ
Sing, talk, read, play, and write are elements incorporated into storytimes based on the Every Child Ready to Read curriculum.
Storytime Theme Kits
Librarian-curated kits featuring a combination of books, DVDs, and/or music, plus a guide with related fingerplays, rhymes, and other ideas.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Encourage your children to read every day. For more information and to sign up, visit your local branch or click on the button below.
Receive short videos via email or text with tips on how to enhance learning in everyday situations and in various locations like the grocery store, playground, and more.
An easy-to-use resource of animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, graphic novels, and math stories.
A resource for anyone who loves pictures books. Take an in-depth look at illustrated reads with the ability to search by subject or curriculum tie-ins.
Pre-loaded with content for kids, teens, and adults, designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface, and 100% secure, Launchpad tablets are made to be passed from one set of hands to the next.
Explore digital resources available at your library.
Looking for your next favorite read? Explore booklists for your child, created especially for you by SCLSNJ’s expert librarians.
Learning Through Play
SCLSNJ’s 10 library branches offer toys and materials for engaging imagination and language through dramatic play for use while visiting the branch. Branches offer a variety of educational toys – from puzzles and puppets, to games and craft centers.
Visit your local branch today.
To listen to a story read by one of your favorite SCLSNJ librarians, call 908-458-8409.
Parenting Young Children booklist
Created by SCLSNJ’s expert librarians.
Are you looking for accredited daycare and preschool options and information about financial assistance to obtain child care services? Visit the NJ Dept. of Children and Families’ Child Care Resource And Referral Agency for Somerset County, Community Child Care Solutions.