All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Thursday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

I Spy with Sounds

Sing & Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.


I Spy with Sounds

Help your child learn to listen for the initial sounds of words  by playing I Spy.  Gather a bunch of toys or other objects and tell your preschooler, "I spy something that starts with the 'buh' (B) sound.  Can you guess what it is?"  Reinforce correct answers with lots of cheers.  If your child is unable to find an object, help them name the objects, putting lots of emphasis on the initial sound of each word.


The Fly and the Flea

A flea and a fly in a flue,
Were trapped, so what could they do?
Said the flea, “Let us fly.”
Said the fly, “Let us flee.”
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.


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

  • The Piggy in the Puddle
  • All the awake animals are almost asleep
  • Some Smug Slug


The next storytimes for Preschoolers are:

Monday, November 24

  • 10:30 a.m., Brentwood Branch

Tuesday, November 25

  • 11:00 a.m., Willard Branch
  • 11:00 a.m., Strafford Branch

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