Learning Through Play


A Story + A Walk = A StoryWalk

Experience the library’s interactive StoryWalk® at Granite Creek Park! It’s a great way to build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children.

The Rock Garden: Room to Grow

Play is fueled by imagination, attention, and interaction–these are also the building blocks of early-literacy development! The library’s Rock Garden thrives on this common ground. It is a space for children (ages 0-5) to develop early literacy skills through interactive play with adult caregivers and other children.

Toys and manipulatives are carefully selected and maintained to support constructive engagement and encourage imaginative play. Children must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver in the Rock Garden, which is open during regular library hours.

Simple Games Support Language Skills

Games provide a simple, fun way to support language development!

  • Play “I Spy” with your child to reinforce concepts like color, shape, and texture.
  • “Simon Says” is a fun way to introduce new words and ideas and practice following instructions.
  • Arrange your child’s favorite plush toys in a line, then playfully solve the mystery of “Who took the cookie from the cookie jar?”