Family Resources at the Library: Infants

Each developmental stage in a child’s life is unique and comes with its own milestones. Infants range in age from birth to one year old. The library can play an important role in supporting families with infants. Palo Alto City Library offers both materials and activities to support this age group.

Board Books for Infants: These books include high-contrast, bright colors, engaging rhyme and repetition.


What types of books are best for infants?

  • Board books are durable, have rounded corners, and will last longer than standard picture books.
  • Look for board books with high-contrast, bright colors, and engaging rhyme and repetition.
  • Not sure where to start? Check out our Board Books for Infants booklist.


Our weekly Little Ones Storytime is targeted to children under the age of two and their caregivers.

  • This storytime includes a variety of early literacy activities such as stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities including baby lap sit songs and finger rhymes. Storytime is a fun and interactive experience for the whole family that promotes the joys of reading and learning for infants.
  • Many songs and rhymes are repeated at these storytimes because repetition helps in language development.

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