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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! 

the little rabbit who wanted red wings book cover Title:
The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Skills:
• Narrative Skills
• Vocabulary

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the book with rabbit rhymes!
late for school Book Cover Title:
Late for School! by Stephanie Calmenson

Skills:
• Phonological Awareness
• Print Awareness
• Background Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the Book by making a paper plate clock!

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

Preschool Events
Tue, Sep 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Wed, Sep 23, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Thu, Sep 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Sep 25, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Fri, Sep 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Sat, Sep 26, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sun, Sep 27, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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Tue, Sep 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, Sep 30, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Oct 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sat, Oct 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sun, Oct 04, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Oct 06, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Oct 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Tuesday, September 22 2020 at 9:00am

Wed, Oct 07, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Wednesday, September 30 2020 at 9:00am

Fri, Oct 09, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sat, Oct 10, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sun, Oct 11, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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Tue, Oct 13, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Oct 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Tuesday, September 29 2020 at 9:00am

Wed, Oct 14, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Oct 16, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Oct 17, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Oct 18, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Oct 20, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Family Events
Tue, Sep 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Sep 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Sep 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Oct 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Thursday, September 24 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Oct 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Tuesday, September 22 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Oct 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Tuesday, September 29 2020 at 9:00am

Wed, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Wednesday, September 30 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Oct 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Tuesday, September 29 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room