2018 Early Literacy Summer Library Program
The Essentials of Early Literacy
Early literacy refers to what—and how—children learn about communication, language, reading, and writing before they actually learn to read and write. Research on early literacy and child development indicates that it is never too early to start preparing children for reading success. Children who have been read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary, acquire better language skills, and are more likely to want to learn to read than children who have not been read to. In addition, research has shown that children need to develop certain skills in order to fully benefit from the reading instruction they receive when they arrive at school.
Signing your child up for the summer library program is a great way to encourage a love of reading and help children be prepared to enter school ready to learn. The Early Literacy program encourages parents to spend time reading to and learning with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers. It's easy to sign up and participate in the program, and best of all it's a free resource for your and your little ones. To sign up for the Early Literacy Summer Library Program, stop by the library to register for the program, pick up program materials and check out books. All programs are free of charge and open to children of all abilities.
2018 Registration Form
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2018 Summer Library Program Schedule