The Library's Early Literacy Program

Tiny Tip

 There's only a few days left of the Summer Reading Program! Finish up your children's and Tiny Tots gameboards and make sure you bring them in before your branch closes on Saturday, August 2nd. That is the last day to get your prizes! Also, please take our survey so we can make next year's programs even better!

Play and talk together!

About Racing to Read

Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they learn how to read and write. Reading, talking, singing and playing with children from birth make learning to read easier!

Bring your child to a library branch near you to discover all the Library has to offer, including storytimes, play-and-learn centers, creative, knowledgeable staff and, of course, books. For more information, email

5 Roads to Reading

  • Love Books Have fun reading books you and your child enjoy.
  • Sing and Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.
  • Tell Stories Create stories, play make-believe and let your child be the storyteller.
  • Talk and Read Explore lots of words with your child.
  • Play with Letters Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters.