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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! 

ten on a twig book cover Title:
Ten on a Twig by Lo Cole

Skills:
• Phonological Awareness
• Background Knowledge
• Print Awareness

Practices:
• Talking
• Playing
• Writing

Extend the book with a simple bird feeder!
red house tree house itty bitty brown mouse Book Cover Title:
Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin

Skills:
• Vocabulary
• Background Knowledge
• Phonological Awareness

Practices:
• Talking
• Playing

Extend the Book with a paper mouse craft!

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

Preschool Events
Wed, Mar 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, Mar 24, 11:45am - 12:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

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

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

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

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

Wed, Mar 31, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Family Events
Wed, Mar 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Mar 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Tue, Mar 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, Mar 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Mon, Mar 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Mon, Mar 15, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp Branch - ZOOM

Tue, Mar 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, Mar 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Mar 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Mon, Mar 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, Mar 24, 11:45am - 12:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Mar 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Mar 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Tue, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Apr 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room