early literacy

Podcast: Ready to Read Festival

During this episode, Andrea and I invited Cara, the Youth Services Librarian from the Amelia Branch to talk about the upcoming Ready to Read Festival. Cara gave us the lowdown on all of the fun activities instore for everyone attending. Ready to Read Festival The Ready to Read Festival is Saturday, September 21, 2019, from […]


Updated AWE computers

The Library is updating the AWE computer stations loaded with lots of learning activities for children between the ages of 2 and 8. These early literacy computers are loaded with fun, interactive and engaging content that spans all curriculum areas and covers all components of STREAM education. Visit your local Library today to take a […]

By Theresa Herron | Early literacy

Kindergarten Readiness: Writing Skills

It's important to help your child gain kindergarten readiness skills! Writing goes hand-in-hand with reading and both skill help children make the connection between spoken language and information communication. Did you know that "pre-writing" is an important step on the way to learning to write?  Practicing fine motor skill development through pre-writing activities helps children [...]

Prepare your Child for Success as a Reader

Help your child become aware of and comfortable with books and language. You’re getting them ready to learn to read! It’s never too early to prepare your child for success as a reader. Research shows that children who are read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary, have better language skills when they […]


Podcast: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to another episode of the Booklovers Podcast. During this episode, Andrea and I talk to Cara from our Amelia Branch Library about our early  literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Cara also shares a curated list of some of her favorite children’s books! She mentions TeachingBooks.Net as a way to discover how authors’ names […]


Booklovers Podcast: Ready to Read Literacy Kits

Welcome to another episode of the Booklovers Podcast. This week, Andrea and I welcome Cara, a youth librarian from our Amelia Branch Library to the podcast. Cara talks about a great early literacy resource, our Ready to Read Literacy Kits or as she describes them – storytime in a bag! Ready to Read Literacy Kits […]


6 Awesome & Simple Ways to Help Kids Learn to Read

As a parent, you’re incredibly busy. You know how important it is to prepare your child to read but fitting in one more thing, even such an important one, can feel overwhelming. I have good news! You’re already helping your child get ready to read without even knowing it. Before they learn how to read, […]


It’s Time for Kindergarten!

Soon the sweltering sunniness of summer will give way to cool, crisp days, a colorful cacophony of leaves, and the smell of bonfires in the evening air. For some, the end of summer will herald the beginning of a new phase of childhood — schoolchild. Ready or not, here comes Kindergarten! How do you, as a parent, deal with […]

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