Whether we’re talking about storytimes to weekly after-school programs to special events, we like to stay busy here with lots of children in the library and lots of things for them to do!
Research demonstrates that the first five years of a child’s life form the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Positive exposure to books and reading is essential to providing a child with the ability to learn when they enter school.
Libraries are here to help parents and caregivers make sure our children are ready to learn to read when they enter school. At your library you have access to a variety of books and music for children and parents, educational and fun programs, free guides, and personal assistance with finding information you need.
The truth is — learning to read doesn’t start in kindergarten! It starts as soon as you start talking to your child, because you (the parent) are your child’s first teacher. You will teach your child within the first five years the letter sounds and names, word meanings, new vocabulary and maybe even how to write some letters. You are teaching your child language which is followed by learning how to read. The more experiences you have with language, the easier it is to learn to read.
Afterschoolers @ the Library
Whether you come to the library after school for a specific program, for individualized attention or to take a break for an hour, you will always find something to do.
Library 101 Tours
For some, the library can be rather intimidating, but it shouldn’t be! It’s not that hard to understand once you’ve been introduced to it. We’ll give you or your group a tour, show you how to search the catalog and find a book, get you a library card if you need one, and introduce you to different resources in the collection.
Check out our calendar of events!