early literacy

Read Aloud 15 Minutes

Parents, did you know that, according to research, reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do to prepare your child for reading and learning?  Make it a goal to read at least fifteen minutes every day to your preschooler. We have lots of great books for you at the library to help you meet your goals and to create lasting memories of stories lovingly shared together.

Begin Smart

Ever wonder about the hows and whys of reading to young children? This fifteen minute video demonstrates ways to read together and why it is so important. Start smart!

Free Early Literacy Tips Calendar

Looking for fun and easy activities to do with your preschooler? Download a free early literacy calendar created by youth librarians from around the state for daily inspiration. By incorporating the concepts of singing, playing, reading, writing, and talking into your home routine, you are building pre-literacy skills that will help your child become a reader. Science and math activities are also included in the calendar, and Kimberly-Little Chute Library is featured in the month of April.

Have a Happy Early Literacy New Year!

New Preschool Packs

Our latest early literacy project is all set for checkout: Preschool Packs! Each pack contains three stories to share together plus a learning game. The games range from matching to counting to beginning letter sounds. You will also get introduced to a wide variety of picture books as you check out different packs. Look for the bright green bin near the concept and character books in Kimberly and Little Chute. Have fun playing and learning together!