Mock Caldecott Contest

Sonoma County Library hosts a Mock Caldecott contest each January to give picture book lovers in our community the chance to participate in the fun of voting for their favorite illustrated books.

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Kids' News

¡Siempre eres bienvenido en la biblioteca!

Many people coming into the libraries these days are expressing their joy at seeing familiar faces, favorite books, and some new surprises. The workers at your local branch feel the same way! Todos en la biblioteca están felices de ver regresar a las familias.

Your favorite children’s librarians invite you to come visit, or check out our online offerings and find that great story that makes you smile, that silly storytime that gets you laughing, or that fun activity that makes your heart sing. Te invitamos a visitar la biblioteca o navegar por el sitio web y descubrir una historia que te haga sonreír, un libro divertido o una actividad que te haga feliz.

Even though our library branches are closed, our online library is open 24/7 and we are here to help your family with online resources during the coronavirus epidemic and beyond.

In addition to our online library and expanded digital resources, we’ve also compiled this list of free links and resources to help you expand your world outside of your home. They include educational ideas for homeschooling, enrichment activities, ideas for family time, entertainment, and downtime, and even ways to give back to your community.

Family at home

Visit the links below and discover, learn, contribute and create, from your own home:

Hear a story

Here are some websites where you can hear a picture book read aloud:

Picture Books

Chapter Books

Young Adult Books

Listen to music

Here are some sites with book-related songs, early literacy songs, and educational songs:


Here are some sites with book-related songs, early literacy songs, and educational songs:

Animals & Nature


Famous Places

Sports & Mores


Check out these sites with all kinds of information about the world around us.


Here are some websites that will inspire you to make social media content, kid friendly crafts, and more!




Author Permissions


Help the world around you through citizen science projects:

And More!

  • Hear read-alouds, book talks, get art instruction, play games and more – all led by authors!



Books and Reading

Sheep Reading Books

Read books online, find the next book in a series or check out our book lists to find your next favorite book. 


parents and teachers

 For information about storytime, school visits, library cards and books for kids and parents.