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Grab-'n'-Read! Kits

Everything is in one location – simply grab, checkout, and read!

Come into any Butte County Library branch and pick out a themed bag of books for you to engage with your new readers or your new arrivals. Search 'grab and read' in our catalog to find the kits!

Storytime Grab-'n'-Read! Kits

Sharing your Library with new readers, and their parents, educators, and caregivers!

Storytime Grab-‘n’-Read! Kits allow the County’s children a way to access themed books written by and about diverse people, do extension activities, and the parents are able to interact and engage with their children without having to purchase the items. These kits can also supplement an educator’s lesson. There are plenty of topics for educators to use and for children to read and improve their literacy and language skills.


  • ABC's and 123's
  • Adventure
  • Animal
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bathtime and Bedtime
  • Becoming a Brother/Sister
  • Bugs!
  • Castles and Dragons
  • Cause and Effect
  • Colors and Shapes
  • Community
  • Counting
  • Dinosaurs
  • Families
  • Farm
  • Feelings
  • Five Senses
  • Friendship
  • Holidays
  • Imagination
  • Library
  • Life Cycles
  • Look and Find
  • Manners
  • Nature and Plants
  • Nutrition and Cooking 
  • Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers
  • Opposites
  • People are Unique
  • Poetry
  • Safety
  • School
  • Sound and Movement
  • Space
  • Sports
  • Super Heroes
  • Teamwork
  • Things that Go
  • Weather
  • Wild Animals
  • World
  • Zoo

Babies Love Books Grab-'n'-Read! Kits

Sharing your Library with expectant and new arrivals, and their parents and caregivers!

Babies Love Books Grab-‘n’-Read! Kits are made specifically for expectant and new parents (under two years) to allow connections to be built with their new additions. Reading, singing, and talking to a baby in utero has been shown to lower maternal stress, but also help the child develop language regardless of the books read. A fetus can hear distinct sounds by week 18, and after week 24, the baby starts to react to sounds. Even after birth they are still absorbing language. By providing simple stories and rhymes for the parents to read to their new arrival(s), bonding will happen and the child will develop their understanding of the rhythms and modulations of speech.


  • ABC's and 123's
  • ABC's and 123's 2
  • All about me!
  • Babies
  • Bathtime and Bedtime
  • Bathtime and Bedtime 2
  • Colors and Shapes
  • Colors and Shapes 2
  • Families
  • Families 2
  • First Words
  • Five Senses
  • Food
  • Food 2
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Opposites
  • Rhythm and Movement
  • Sounds
  • Touch and Feel
  • Touch and Feel 2


This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian. This project was inspired by Sacramento Public Library's Read Together Kits and was made possible through the California State Library's CopyCat Grant program


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