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Sonoma County Library staff works hard to engage with our community with programs that supports literacy,
civic engagement, skill development, and community-building. Since the pandemic has limited public access to our buildings, our creative staff has found many new ways to provide services through Virtual Programming.


Video Programming from the Library

Are you curious about science, or looking for artistic inspiration or cooking tips? How about new story times for the kids?
We have hundreds of staff-recorded YouTube videos to amuse, entertain, inspire and educate. Our videos are relevant
and frequently focus on current seasons, news, trends, and commemorative observances, such as heritage months.
Our collection is always expanding, so bookmark this page or subscribe to our YouTube channel.



Virtual Events with the Library

We regularly schedule Virtual Events, which are live presentations with a librarian or other presenter.
These differ from recorded-video events because participants can interact with librarians as well as with the other patrons.
Most virtual events are hosted on the Zoom platform and require advance registration to protect patron privacy.

Check the library's virtual events calendar for dates and times, and to register to attend.



Virtual Readers’ Advisory

Do you miss browsing books in the library to find new reading materials? Are you wishing for one-on-one book
recommendations tailored just for your reading interests? Check out these virtual avenues to connect with library
staff to learn about something new, read something you’ve never read before and maybe even get a surprise!



Podcasts are the future!

New Podcasts to come!


 

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:


Discover

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

Animals & Nature

Art

Famous Places

Sports & Mores


Learn

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


Share

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

STEM

Writing

Art

Author Permissions


Contribute

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

parents and teachers

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