Hello Parents,

The Glenside Public Library District is committed to providing essential literacy and learning skills for children. Come play in our early literacy space that features a whisper tube, LEGO, Velcro and magnet walls, light table, early literacy computer stations, games and more.  We provide weekly storytime programs, sensory and art programs, beginning reader sessions and STEAM-based learning programs. We have created collections and initiatives that we hope capture the imagination, curiosity, and educational needs and interests of our children and community. View Children’s Programs.

Parenting Collection

Children do not come with instructions, but we’re here to help. Our Parenting Collection has books, DVDs and many other helpful resources for current and future parents.

Early Learning Kits

Every kit explores an early learning topic for children aged 0–6.  Topics covered include alphabet recognition, number recognition, beginning to read, shapes, developing motor skills, beginning math concepts, learning to tell time, and money concepts. Take a look at our Early Learning Kits.


Check out these tablets that are preloaded with learning apps and games, 100% secure and no Wi-Fi. Take a look at our Launchpads.


Do you want to find more ways to introduce STEAM learning to your students? Our STEAM kits are a fun, portable way to engage kids with science, engineering, and more. Take a look at our STEAM Kits.

Books for Babies

New addition to your family? Stop by the library and receive a book for your littlest one.

Let’s Get Learning! Kits

Readmovecreatelearn and explore with these themed kits using links to eBooks, sing-alongs, crafts, and science experiments!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an exciting early literacy initiative aimed at getting children from age birth to five ready to learn how to read independently. Shared reading is one of the best ways to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop important early literacy skills, this program encourages parents and caregivers to read aloud 1,000 books with his or her child. And for every milestone that you and your child meet, you’ll be rewarded with fun prizes and incentives along the way!

Museum Adventure Pass

Use your Glenside Public Library District card to get discounts and passes to more than a dozen participating destinations through the Museum Adventure Pass program.


Brainfuse ensures that students, adult learners, and job-seekers have access to a personalized, all-in-one learning experience. They can work with live tutors, collaborate with peers, and study on their own. Download the Brainfuse App for Apple Devices or Android Devices.

Kanopy Kids: thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents and caregivers can stream videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings, as well as additional parental controls to help keep kids safe. Download the Kanopy App for Apple DevicesAndroid DevicesAmazon Devices or Roku Devices

Little Pim is designed to promote language learning for children from ages 0 to 6 – the time when their brains are hard-wired to learn up to 3 languages with ease. Your child will love following along with Little Pim, the adorable cartoon panda bear who serves as the “teacher.”

TumbleBookLibrary has over 1100 titles, with content most appropriate for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. Download the TumbleBooks App for Apple Devices or Android Devices.

TeenBookCloud contains a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.