About Birth to SixBirth to Six is an early literacy website for parents, teachers and caregivers of young children created and maintained by Hennepin County librarians. We highlight resources to help children develop into readers. Birth to Six includes Book Lists of best books for young children selected by Hennepin County Librarians and ELSIE, a searchable database of books that help children develop the early literacy skills necessary for learning success.
Hennepin County Library links to websites created and maintained by organizations and individuals throughout the world. Please note the Library cannot be responsible for the content, accuracy, or availability of these sites.
Hennepin County Library creates book lists to assist patrons in finding books of interest. Please note these book lists only provide a selection of the titles available.
Readers' Lists and Comments in the Catalog are contributed by library patrons and do not reflect the opinion of Hennepin County Library.
Hennepin County Library refreshes the content of our website at regular intervals. We cannot guarantee that links to websites or library materials will remain in perpetuity. If you are the content creator of a website or item in our collection, the Library cannot guarantee that your work will be featured on our website.
Note to Parents
Because of the nature of the Internet, users can follow a series of links that can take them anywhere. Any restriction of minors' access to the Internet is the sole responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. Parents are encouraged to develop rules for Internet use or to supervise their children while they browse the Web.
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