Storytime and Early Learners: Main

Find resources from the library and beyond to entertain and keep your children learning and having fun all year long.

Storytime and Early Learner Resources

Missing storytime? Us too! On this guide you will find thematic storytime "kits" for pre-school aged kids as well as resources for babies, flannel stories, singalongs, and more! Simply choose the tab that meets your need and enjoy! 

Summer Reading Program - Keep Your Kids Learning and Creating

Welcome to the Austin Public Library’s summer reading program! This year, we can’t celebrate summer with you in person (yet), but we can Quest together June through August using our imaginations right here online.

Want a traditional reading log? Download one to keep track of your summer reading!

You can also embark on a Quest from list on the website. Once you’ve completed your Quest, submit it through the Quest Form and you’ll get a virtual badge by email. You can complete as many of the quests as you’d like.

eBook Resources for Kids in our Virtual Library

Check Out a Book via Curbside Pickup

The Library will provide curbside service at select locations, beginning with Central, Manchaca, Ruiz, Southeast, Carver, Windsor Park, University Hills, North Village, Spicewood Springs and Milwood. Locations will be added as health and safety precautions allow.

  • Book drops at all Library locations are open (branches closed for renovation - Yarborough and Pleasant Hill - are not available for book return)
  • Please go to the library’s Curbside Hold Pickup location (Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM). Please call ahead for faster service.
  • Returned items will be collected and quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours up to a week, due to processing high volumes of returns.
  • Visit the Curbside Hold Pickup Service page for details
  • At this time, APL is not issuing new or replacement Library Cards. Customers needing to renew their Library Card can do so by clicking the Renew Library Card link. Adults who do not already have a Library Card can apply for an eCard here to gain access to the Virtual Library.