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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!

fall with lily and milo book cover Title:
Fall with Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud

Skills:
• Background Knowledge
• Phonological Awareness
• Vocabulary
• Letter Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Singing
• Playing

Extend the book with a scavenger hunt!

grumpy monkey party time Book Cover Title:
Grumpy Monkey Party Time by Suzanne Lang

Skills:
• Vocabulary
• Print Awareness
• Phonological Awareness
• Letter Knowledge
• Narrative Skills

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading

Extend the Book with a dance party!

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

Preschool Events
Mon, Jan 20, All day
Lake Station - New Chicago Library - Children's Area

Mon, Jan 20, 10:00am - 8:30pm
St. John - Children's Section

Mon, Jan 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jan 21, 10:00am - 10:45am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jan 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room

Tue, Jan 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Children's Program Room

Tue, Jan 21, 11:00am - 11:45am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room

Tue, Jan 21, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jan 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jan 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room

Wed, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room

Wed, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Munster - Children's Program Room

Wed, Jan 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Thu, Jan 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room

Sat, Jan 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Sat, Jan 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Children's Program Room

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Hobart - Children's Program Room

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Jan 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room

Mon, Jan 27, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Munster - Children's Program Room

Mon, Jan 27, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room

Tue, Jan 28, 10:00am - 10:45am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jan 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Children's Program Room

Tue, Jan 28, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jan 28, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room

Wed, Jan 29, 10:00am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room

Thu, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Feb 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
St. John - Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 04, 10:00am - 10:45am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 04, 10:30am - 11:15am
St. John - Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 04, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 05, 10:15am - 11:15am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Children's Program Room

Thu, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster Branch - Children's Department

Fri, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room

Sat, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Sat, Feb 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Feb 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Hobart - Children's Program Room

Mon, Feb 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Children's Program Room

Mon, Feb 10, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Munster - Children's Program Room

Mon, Feb 10, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 10, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 11, 10:00am - 10:45am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 11, 10:30am - 11:15am
St. John - Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 11, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Feb 11, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 11, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 11, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room

Wed, Feb 12, 10:15am - 10:45am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room

Wed, Feb 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Munster - Children's Program Room

Wed, Feb 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room

Wed, Feb 12, 11:15am - 11:45am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 12, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Thu, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 17, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
St. John - Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 18, 10:00am - 10:45am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Theatre at the Center - South Shore Arts Gallary

Tue, Feb 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
St. John - Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 18, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 18, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 18, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Family Events
Mon, Jan 20, All day
Lake Station - New Chicago Library - Children's Area

Mon, Jan 20, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Jan 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
St. John - Children's Program Room

Sat, Feb 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Highland - Meeting Room A

Sat, Feb 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Feb 11, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Feb 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Thu, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Sat, Feb 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Area: Dyer/Schererville