Teachers & Parents

The Global Space Education Foundation brings astronauts from all over the world to record videos of themselves reading popular picture books for children.  Combining learning and play, your kids can hear stories from astronauts while floating around the International Space Station.  
The Story Time from Space program aims to stress the importance of diversity by featuring books for a wide range of levels and using astronauts who read in different languages including Japanese.  Click here to hear bedtime stories taken to a whole new level!  

Offers a comprehensive collection of high-quality STEM programs.  Parents and teachers can find local STEM education opportunities for their children/students.  Did you know that STEM wages are 71% higher than the national average (US Bureau of Labor and Statistics)?  What better way for youth to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills than to engage in science, technology, engineering and math real-world activities.  Check it out to connect with an opportunity near you.

Common Core Resources

           ABCmouse.com Bring Learning Home

Your Library has been offering access to ABCmouse at library computers, but now you and your child can access ABCmouse from your home.  You can "check out" access to ABCmouse for 4 weeks at a time.  You'll need your Library card number and your PIN (the last 4 digits of the phone number you used when you got your card).  For help call the Children's Desk at 510-747-7705.
ABCmouse is the #1 Learning App for children ages 2–8+, with more than 8,500 activities that teach reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse makes learning fun and exciting, and it teaches children through books, games, songs, puzzles, videos, and more!  Spanish activities available, too!
ABCmouse Early Learning Academy’s award-winning curriculum is guided and designed by a highly experienced team of educators and other learning experts who have comprehensive knowledge of research-based principles of effective education for children.

Playful Bee
(website for parents of children 0-3 yrs)
Support your child's learning with curated early reading eBooks and hands-on play activities. Learn how your child develops and learns each week to help you optimize your "teachable moments" together.

ALSC's Website for Parents and Caregivers
This site includes book lists, notable websites and educational games for children.

Net Cetera
Need ideas and tools to spread the word about online safety? Try the Net Cetera Community Outreach Toolkit.  This kit has resources (video and booklets) for kids with tips on how to best protect themselves and their reputations when they’re socializing online and how to best talk to kids about online safety in general.

Just for Teachers

This site includes booklists, tools for educators, and great websites for kids.