SCLSNJ’s 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 Early Literacy activities you can do 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 books centered around a theme, 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.

Tumble Book Library

An easy-to-use resource of animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, graphic novels, and math stories.

Picture Book Database

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.

Browse Launchpads

Pre-loaded with content, easy-to-use interface, and 100% secure. Kids Launchpads are loaded with learning apps, videos, games and more for hours of interactive learning and play. Launchpad’s Reading Academy is a 5-level guided reading system that helps kids master verbal, reading, and writing skills — starting at any level.

Suggested Books

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, to games and craft centers.

Visit your local branch today.