The Library offers both programs and books to introduce children and their families to the world of learning. We offer a variety of activities to encourage reading for entertainment, inspiration and delight. These include weekly storytimes for the parents and caregivers of infants (0-18 months old), toddlers (18-24 months old) and preschoolers. These storytimes are a total learning experience for children under 5 years of age, their parents and caregivers, offering songs, finger plays, stories, movement activities and crafts. Attendance helps to build essential skills such as introducing the concepts of colors, numbers and shapes and reinforces emerging skills needed to read such as recognition of the alphabet, rhyming and word patterns. We are always adding new programs so check the Branch Calendars for what is planned and ask a staff member about what is available at your local library.
Our Families for Literacy (FFL) programs provides early literacy development activities to families of adult learners participating in the Literacy program.
The program is targeted to children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers. This proactive program will provide the child’s caregiver with the necessary information and skills to promote reading to their child.
"I hated school. It's embarrassing when your peer would correct your spelling paper and you had practically nothing...The literacy program has really helped me by encouraging me. I never got that when I was a kid."
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