Traveling Tales

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What is Traveling Tales?

It’s a storytelling extravaganza in a box! Each themed kit contains 6-10 books, a puppet, a music CD, fingerplays, and instructions. Spanish materials included!

Who can participate?

Any adult with a current Stanislaus County Library card, including daycare providers, parents, preschools, Sunday schools, TK and Kindergarten teachers, and caregivers of all types!


  • Over 180 kits available
  • Themed kits for easy planning
  • Variety of storytelling materials
  • Spanish materials included
  • Pick up at any of the thirteen Stanislaus County Library branches
  • Check out for three weeks
  • Place holds in advance
  • Training optional
  • No special card required!

Traveling Tales Theme List available here.

Read to Me!*

What are Read to Me! kits?

It’s a new way to bring Story Time home! Each themed kit contains 4-6 books, a puppet or prop, a music CD, a bilingual fingerplay booklet, and a bilingual school readiness tips sheet.

Who can participate?

This program is designed for parents and caregivers of preschool-aged children, but anyone with a valid Stanislaus County Library card can check one out.

Read to Me! Kits Theme List available here.

*This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant #40-9089

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