Stories to Go is a pilot project currently available at four Sonoma County Library locations. Stories to Go are circulating themed bilingual kits with resources for childcare providers to host high-quality storytimes for their children, focusing on the Every Child Ready to Read 2 early literacy skills of talking, reading, singing, writing and playing every day, to help support preparation of children for entry into the K-12 school system.
The Stories to Go kits are available for childcare providers to check out at the following locations: Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library, Roseland Community Library, Sonoma Valley Regional Library and Windsor Regional Library.
The Stories to Go kits provide the books and props for daycare providers to present a fun, engaging, educational experience for the children in their care during the day. The kits aim towards creating meaningful early literacy (reading, singing and play) experiences for the children. The books are geared towards children ages 0 to 6. Each kit has the following items:
- 10 books (English, Spanish & Bilingual)
- 1 Music CD
- 1 Puppet
- 1 Flannel Story
- 1 flannel board
- 1 set of Storytime props (Shaky Eggs or Scarves)
- A list of fingerplays, songs and early literacy tips
The books presented in the kit are themed. The following themes are available for check out for a three week checkout:
- All About Me
- Bath Time
- Classic Stories
- Community Helpers
- Farm Animals
- Getting Dressed
Daycare facilities are encouraged to contact their local children’s library staff to schedule a visit to their daycare for a storytime demonstration with the children.
- Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library: Jennifer Duran or Kate Nicolson-Willard
- Roseland Community Library: Serena Makofsky or Marlene Vera
(707) 755- 2029
- Sonoma Valley Regional Library: Clare O’Brien
- Windsor Regional Library: Jennifer Ryder