kids & teens

Alamance County Public Libraries is proud to offer a wide variety of programming for all ages. 


Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) is an initiative created by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children to encourage parents, as their child(ren)’s first teacher, to participate in enrichment activities that create the building blocks for reading. There are six building blocks that children need to begin reading. They…

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Stay Home Storytimes

Stay Home Storytimes

Librarian planned, themed storytimes with three ebooks, two songs, and two action rhymes or finger-plays to do with the child or children in your life. Recommended for Pre-K through 3rd graders.

Take Home Storytime packets

Take Home Storytimes

Physical bundles of three picture books and a storytime guide sheet (with songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and a craft idea!) for you to check out and take home to share with your family.

Early Literacy

Battle of the Books

The North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) the statewide BOTB program. Check with your school about a team.

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What is ACPL Connect? ACPL Connect is the result of Alamance County Public Libraries working together with Alamance County schools to provide students with easily accessible information and educational resources. …

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paws for reading

Our ongoing program is designed to help children improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. Children read for 15 minutes in a relaxed, one-on-one session with a lovable dog.

Libraries and schools across the country are having great success with this one-on-one program.  Children have a unique opportunity to read to a dog, helping them gain confidence reading aloud. Paws for Reading is open to children ages 6 – 12. Space is available.

Contact your local library for dates and times!

Library Resources

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Online Resources

Crash Course Kids – bi-weekly show all about gradeschool science featuring Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and much much more with host Sabrina Cruz – computer science and coding fundamentals course and videos geared towards grades K-5.

Fact Monster – find articles are people, the world, sports, science, the U.S., fun facts and more!

NC Wise Owl – Elementary school resource available through your school. Please check with your teacher or school for access information.

Great Websites for Kids – a website for kids organized by the Association for Library Service to Children’s Board of Directors but retired in 2016. Sites include things about animals, history, art, math, and much more.

Energy Kids – a U.S. Energy Information Administration resource where kids can discover what energy is, where it is from, how to use it, and save it.

PBS Kids – educational games, videos and resources for you and your child.