All Library branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

Alphabet Food

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


Alphabet Food

Letters are everywhere, even in our food! There are lots of ways to explore letters while you eat and cook. Have fun making magic letters on your child’s toast! Use a small brush to write a letter on a piece of bread using milk. Toast the bread and the letter will magically appear!


The Alphabet Song Backwards and Forwards

A-B-C-D-E-F-G, H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P, Q-R-S, T-U-V, W-X-Y-Z.

Now I know my ABC’s,
Next time sing them backwards with me.

Z-Y-X-W-V-U-T, S-R-Q-P-O-N-M, L-K-J, I-H-G, F-E-D, C-B-A.

Now I’ve said my ZYX’s,
Bet that’s not what you expected!


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

  • LMNO Peas!
  • Eating the Alphabet
  • Bad Kitty


The next storytimes for Preschoolers are:

Monday, July 6

  • 9:30 a.m., Library Center
  • 10:30 a.m., Brentwood Branch

Tuesday, July 7

  • 11:00 a.m., Strafford Branch

View all Storytimes