Toddlers are getting ready to read

Look here for our favorite books, plus tips on how to help your toddler learn to read. Make regular trips to the library part of your toddler’s life. Young children learn best when they’re actively involved. We’ll share great activities for home and around town.

How to Read to Toddlers


Don‘t just read — talk about it too! Toddlers learn best when you ask questions about what you‘re reading and respond to their answers.

Games Online


These are our favorite places to find safe, fun games online.

CU Playgroups


Connect with other parents and tots in Champaign with these groups.

CU Field Trips & Activities


Check these links for kid-centric things to see and do in C-U.

Books We Recommend


For Babies

For Preschoolers

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This inspiring goal promotes family bonding and early literacy development. Register your infant, toddler, or preschooler at the library. Read more.

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Online animated books

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Listen to celebrities read picture books on Storyline.

Reading Clubs

Each season, we offer new reading clubs and activities that preschoolers will love.  Read more.