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

Help us celebrate the launch of virtual LumaCon! 2021 by participating in our first ever

LumaCon! Superhero Reading Challenge

from Nov. 25th- Jan. 25th.

Register on Beanstack and complete at least 5 of our 12 challenge prompts to earn a ticket in the drawing. Prizes will be gift cards to Petaluma businesses who have sponsored LumaCon in the past and every additional prompt will earn you another ticket.

Superheroes must be ready to face their fears: Read a book about something that scares you (Facing your Fears)!

Superheroes have to keep a great deal of secrets: Read a book about people keeping secrets.

Superheroes often have a sidekick who helps them fight crime: Read a book featuring a strong friendship.

Many superhero stories come from famous myths or folklore: Read a book involving myths/folklore or a retelling of a myth/folklore.

Superheroes almost always have some type of super power or ability: Read a book about a person with special abilities.

Superheroes often get their powers from some type of science experiment: Read a book involving science or technology.

Superheroes must be brave to fight crime: Read a book about someone you think is brave or is being brave in the book.

Superhero stories are often told in graphic form: Read a graphic novel, manga, or comic.

Many movies and TV shows are made based on superheroes: Read a book adapted for the movies or TV.

Superheroes come from all different backgrounds: Read a book by or about someone from a different background than yourself.

Superheroes often team up to defeat their foes: Team up to read a book with a friend!

It wouldn't be LumaCon if we didn't involve the arts: Read a book involving art.


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!


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.