Please note: There will be no storytimes during August at the Beaumont, Eastside, Northside, Tates Creek, and Village branches. The regular storytime schedule will resume in September.
Daycares and preschools, please call ahead for all children's programming.
Early literacy does not mean teaching young children how to read. Instead, it means helping children develop the skills they will need to become successful readers. Early literacy activities build rich language skills: vocabulary, self-expression, and understanding (comprehension). These skills help children make sense of printed words when they start reading.
Children’s Librarians have identified five early literacy practices that help children get ready to read: playing, singing, reading, talking, and writing. We incorporate these practices into our storytimes to help you put your children on the path to reading success!