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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:
This Little Pup by Laura J. Bryant

Skills:
• Narrative Skills
• Print Awareness
• Vocabulary

Practices:
• Reading
• Talking
• Playing
• Writing

Extend the book with a paper plate beach ball!
Book Cover Title:
Leap Frog by Jane Clarke

Skills:
• Vocabulary
• Background Knowledge
• Phonological Awareness
• Print Awareness
• Print Motivation

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the Book with a paper plate tree frog!
Preschool Events
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Family Events
Sat, Oct 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This event is full

Wed, Oct 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp Branch - Public Table

Sat, Oct 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 10:50am
Munster - Children's Program Room

Mon, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room

Wed, Oct 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room

Rescheduled
Fri, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
New date Friday, October 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville

Sat, Oct 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Twin Oaks Park

Mon, Oct 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room

Wed, Oct 26, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room