Richmond Public Library is dedicated to offering resources and programs for children, their parents, and their caregivers that are focused on helping children in Richmond enter school ready to learn and succeed. Online stories and reading, homework help, recommendations for reading, library events and classes are all ways to help your child develop reading skills and have fun!

Our children’s staff have participated in training and are using Ellen Galinsky’s Mind in the Making as their basis for creating all of your storytimes.  Storytimes aren’t just entertaining programs; they are developed and based on reading and brain development.  Storytime is about learning and we have fun at the same time.

Try these online story sites for interactive fun…

ABCmouse logoABCMouse – ABCmouse is a fun online learning tool for preschoolers with thousands of interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities. Access: in-library use only.


Children’s Storybooks Online
This collection of online stories is perfect for parents reading at storytime and read-alone beginning readers.
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Sesame Street on hoopla – you can select up to 8 per month per library card from over 100 Sesame Street ebooks, comics, and movies right now!


International Children’s Digital Library
This collection of over 3000 children’s books features stories in 15 languages in a kid-friendly reading format.

Reading is Fundamental: Books to Read
You and your child can listen and read along to books and stories that are perfect for babies through preschoolers.

Starfall guides students from learning the alphabet to early reading and beyond. The four sections include videos, guided stories, and a selection of stories featuring comics, plays, folk tales, and more!

Storyline Online
At Storyline Online you can listen to Screen Actors Guild members read children’s books aloud, accompanied by the book illustrations.

StoryPlace: The Children’s Digital Library
StoryPlace has online stories, activities, and reading lists in both English and Spanish.