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Every Child Ready to Read

You can help your child succeed at reading long before they are ever ready to sound out words on their own. Building your child's early literacy skills will set them on the path to success! The skills are:

Print Awareness:
Noticing print everywhere
Phonological Awareness:
Knowing sounds
Narrative Skills:
Knowing how stories work
Letter Knowledge:
Naming letters and their sounds
Vocabulary:
Knowing lots of words
Background Knowledge:
Knowing about the world all around

How do you build these skills? Here are five fun, free, and easy ways:

Every Child Ready to Read Practices Logo: TalkingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: SingingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: ReadingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: WritingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: Playing

Click each to learn more! You can also read up on the Every Child Ready to Read initiative and why it works.

This Month's Featured Reads!

LCPL staff have selected these books because kids love them and they help build important pre-reading skills. Check them out today!

Want more hand-picked kids' books? You can request a surprise bag of kids' books for curbside pickup! 

 book cover Title:
Worms for Lunch by Leonid Gore

Skills:
• Background Knowledge
• Print Awareness

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the book with your own lunch box!
Book Cover Title:
Cow Says Meow by Kirsti Call

Skills:
• Vocabulary
• Background Knowledge
• Print Awareness

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the Book with stuffed animal storytime!

TumbleBook of the Day (by Indiana State Library and Tumblebooks)

Preschool Events
Fri, May 14, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 15, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, May 16, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLKidsPlaylist

Fri, May 21, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, May 23, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, May 25, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, May 26, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, May 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, May 30, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Jun 01, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Jun 01, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Cedar Lake - Circ Desk

Tue, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake County Public Library - bit.ly/LCPLKidsPlaylist

Wed, Jun 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Merrillville - Merrillville Zoom Room

Wed, Jun 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Registration opens Wednesday, May 19 2021 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John - Courtyard
Registration opens Friday, May 28 2021 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 04, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Courtyard
Registration opens Friday, May 28 2021 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 05, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Zoom Room

Sun, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Jun 08, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Jun 09, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Merrillville Zoom Room

Thu, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Registration opens Wednesday, May 26 2021 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 11, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Jun 12, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Family Events
Tue, May 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, May 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, May 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Tue, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake County Public Library - bit.ly/LCPLKidsPlaylist

Wed, Jun 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Merrillville - Merrillville Zoom Room

Thu, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Branch - Patio

Fri, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John - Courtyard
Registration opens Friday, May 28 2021 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Courtyard
Registration opens Friday, May 28 2021 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Zoom Room

Tue, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Dyer Schererville - Upper Parking Lot

Tue, Jun 08, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room
Registration opens Monday, May 31 2021 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cedar Lake Zoom Room

Wed, Jun 09, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Munster - Munster Zoom Room

Wed, Jun 09, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room

Thu, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Merrillville Zoom Room