All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 30, Memorial Day.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

Sign Search

Play with Letters Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters.


Sign Search

Letters and words are all around us -- on signs! Road signs, store signs and billboards are perfect tools for teaching kids about letters and print. Next time you are out and about, see how many signs your child can recognize. Start collecting pictures of some familiar signs from flyers and advertisements and make a book your child can read all by herself!


Two little blackbirds

Two little blackbirds, sitting on a hill, (Hold up two hands, fingers spread)
One named Jack, (Flap fingers on one hand)
One named Jill. (Flap fingers on other hand)
Fly away Jack. (Bring one hand behind back)
Fly away Jill. (Repeat with other hand)
Come back Jack. (Jack flies back out)
Come back Jill. (Jill flies out)


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

  • Backseat A-B-See
  • Signs in Our World
  • Small Town


Friday, May 27

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Midtown Carnegie Branch
  • 11:15 a.m., Storytime, Library Station

Tuesday, May 31

  • 11:15 a.m., Storytime, Library Center

View all Storytimes