Read to 100

    Reading is Important.

    Did you know children who read, or are read to, on a daily basis display greater language comprehension, larger vocabularies, and higher cognitive skills?

    Greater access to books, reading frequency, and engaging conversation are all positively associated with learning ability, language comprehension, cognitive skills, and more!

    Want to learn more? Click here for more information on early literacy and education.

    Read to 100!

    Yakima Valley Libraries is challenging families to Read to 100! We’ve put together a list of 100 picture books for children ages 3 to 8 to help keep them entertained, engaged, and, most importantly, reading! Check out the books below:

    In English:

    En Español:

    Plus, you can print out the Read to 100 guide (en español), or request one from your Community Library, to help keep track of the books you’ve read!

    Resources for Families

    Are you looking for more resources to keep your child(ren) engaged and learning? Yakima Valley Libraries provides a variety of educational kits, activities, and digital resources to help your little one(s) become lifelong learners!

    The resources below are available to you for FREE – all you need is a library card!

    Storytime-To-Go Kits

    These themed storytime kits help bring all the fun of a library storytime to you! Storytime-To-Go Kits include books, props, and suggested songs and activities to support early literacy skills in a home or preschool setting.

    Launchpad Tablets

    Launchpad learning tablets are designed just for kids ages 3-10.  Each tablet comes pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational. Apps are grouped by age, grade level, subject area and themes like, language arts, math, critical thinking and creativity—making it easy for parents and kids to choose a tablet that fits their interests and needs.

    STEM Activity Kits

    STEM Activity Kits include educational books, supplies, and fun activities to help you and your child(ren) explore topics like magnetism, electricity, physics, and engineering. Kits are designed for all ages, from 3 to infinity!

    TumbleBook Library

    TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books that specifically for children! You have access to over 250 animated, talking picture books, Spanish and French books, exciting games and puzzles. Use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone to stream books directly to your device with the click of a button!

    Kanopy Kids

    Enjoy family-friendly streaming video with Kanopy Kids! Kanopy Kids is a collection of movies and shows just for kids.  The collection features unlimited plays, so your kids are free to discover and explore enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series.

    Brainfuse HelpNow

    Brainfuse HelpNow is a unique tutoring and study suite designed for all ages! It provides academic support for students with homework tools that are available 24/7. These tools include live tutors,  practice tests, lessons, video tutorials, and more! Materials and tutors are also available in Spanish.