Contrary to popular belief, early literacy is not about teaching a child to read or write. It’s not even exclusively about books! Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they actually learn to read and write, a foundation of sorts for future success. In building this foundation, reading is only part of the story.
Traditionally, storytimes have earned the reputation of being a space where books are shared out loud. With early literacy as a focus, modern storytimes go beyond that. In every storytime presented at the Library, regardless of the format it may take, children and their families embark together on the adventure of building the foundation for a child’s later experiences with the written word, giving context to what children experience in the world in which they learn and explore.
The Read, Write, Talk, Sing, Play early literacy practices used during storytimes at the Library come from Every Child Ready to Read, a project of the American Library Association.
Join us for Storytime
We have 2 more storytimes before we take a short break. Storytime will return during Summer Reading and will happen throughout the community in different parks!
Join us as we walk into a world where early literacy is everywhere!
Tuesdays, May 24 & 31
Storytime takes place outside the Library and through the Community Center Park.
Storytime returns after a short break on June 28, 10:30 AM at Northslope Park! 1450 Fern Ridge Rd SE