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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! 

We also recommend signing up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and Imagination Library, two LCPL initiatives that reward young readers!

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:
No Place Like Home by Ronojoy Ghosh

Skills:
• Narrative Skills
• Background Knowledge

Practices:
• Writing
• Reading

Extend the book with a drawing activity!
Book Cover Title:
Puff by William Wondriska

Skills:
• Letter Knowledge
• Phonological Awareness

Practices:
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the Book with a song!
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Family Events
Tue, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
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Wed, Feb 01, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 13, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room

Thu, Feb 23, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room