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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! 

Chopsticks book cover Title:
Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Skills:
• Narrative Skills
• Background Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking
• Writing
• Playing

Extend the book with pom pom pickup!
Wow! said the owl Book Cover Title:
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

Skills:
• Phonological Awareness
• Background Knowledge
• Print Motivation

Practices:
• Writing
• Talking

Extend the Book with a scissor skills owl!

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

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

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

Thu, Dec 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

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

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

Sun, Dec 06, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, Dec 07, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

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

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

Thu, Dec 10, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, Dec 10, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

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

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

Sun, Dec 13, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, Dec 14, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

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

Tue, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, Dec 16, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Dec 16, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Dec 17, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

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

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

Sun, Dec 20, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

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

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

Wed, Dec 23, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, Dec 24, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

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

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

Sun, Dec 27, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

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

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

Family Events
Tue, Dec 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, Dec 02, 11:45am - 12:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Mon, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Tue, Dec 08, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Dec 10, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Tue, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, Dec 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, Dec 16, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room