Library Littles

an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library

2020 December

Early Learning Toys and Games Available for Checkout

We have been busy curating early literacy resources just for your little one! If you've had a chance to check out our Play & Learn Boxes, you may be interested in our growing collection of early learning toys and games. For more information, email rwestmark@coosbaylibrary.org or check out the list in our online catalog.

Symphonic Storytime

A celebration of the arts for toddlers and preschoolers! Symphonic Storytime is a weekly video series that pairs a picture book with an orchestral piece. Following the story, stay tuned for the encore and listening guide!


The Symphonic Storytime playlist can be found on the library's YouTube channel.

Mother Goose On the Loose: Sessions Added!

**Local shutdowns may affect our event calendar. All registered participants will be contacted regarding any changes.***


We are now offering MGOL sessions Wednesdays AND Fridays! Please note that registration is required and is limited to 5 adults with 1 to 2 children each. If you or a family member is sick or high risk, please refrain from participating.


Each family group will have a designated space and will be encouraged to stay together in that space. Adults, please wear a face covering. Children under the age of 5 are exempt from mask requirements.


If you can't make it in person, don't forget about our 4-part Mother Goose Online series available on YouTube.

Staff Picks

We are mailing items to patrons with 97420 or 97407 zip codes. To receive these staff picks or any other books/media in the mail, place holds through your library account. Don't have a library account? Register online or call us at 541-269-1101.

Build Skills Every Day

Little interactions every day can add up to a BIG foundation for learning.


  • Talk: Winter is the perfect season to practice colors. Find something bright and shiny and hold it close for your baby to admire.
  • Sing: Take a drive and admire colorful lights! Sing your favorite songs as you go!
  • Read: Curl up warm and snuggly, and enjoy a winter picture book!
  • Write: Decorating cookies is a fun and delicious way to practice fine motor skills. Finger-frosted cookies are especially yummy!
  • Play: Put a mystery object inside a stocking or a winter hat. Ask your little one to reach inside and tell you what they feel. Is it round or square? Soft or hard? Bumpy or smooth? Then let your child put in a mystery object for you!



Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Thanks to Dolly Parton and other generous donors, every child under the age of five living in Coos County is eligible to receive a free book every month in the mail! Do you have a child/children under five? Do you live in Coos County? Fill out this registration form and turn it in to your local public library. Then get your bookshelf ready!

Go Ahead... Sing!

Tune: London Bridges


Snowflakes falling through the air,

On my face, on my hair.

Even on my teddy bear!

It is snowing!


Wear your jacket and your hat.

You'll be warm, just like that.

Make a snowman, big and fat!

It is snowing!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Visit the library to sign up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.The library provides reading logs and incentive prizes. Or grab the app (iphone or android) and do it on your own!
Library Littles Archive can be accessed from our Early Literacy webpage.