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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program



Take a Fall StoryWalk®!

Enjoy another series of StoryWalks® this fall!

Off to School!

Heading to school? Read some great books to help get ready!

Open-Ended Play

It's been a hot summer and you've probably been playing indoors a lot. In fact, you may feel like you've already played with everything in your house! But have you thought outside of the box - or rather, have you thought OF the box?

Name Songs

Learning letters is fun when you're singing about your name!

Let Your Imagination Soar!

Learn to Tell Stories and build narrative skills through imaginative play!

Ocean Books for Little Ones

Find great books to explore the ocean with your little ones!

StoryWalk Summer!

Enjoy a StoryWalk this summer!

Sensory Experiences are Learning Experiences

Enjoy learning through sensory play!

Bouncy Books for Bouncy Kids

Little ones have so much energy! Sometimes sitting down for a story is hard. Keep book time active by reading these wiggly, jiggly, bouncy books. 

New Book Spotlight: I'm Up! & I'm Still Up!

Enjoy two new board books by Antoinette Portis!

Where's Baby?

Learn about why games like Peek-a-Book can be some of the best for your baby!

Let's Have Stories Together!

Enjoy stories, songs and fun with your favorite librarians and parent educators!

Take a Springtime StoryWalk®!

We have more opportunities to enjoy books mixed with beautiful outdoor spaces at upcoming StoryWalks®!

Play with Environmental Print!

Have fun playing with print you find while out and about!

New Book Spotlight: Fly by Brittany J. Thurman

Check out one of the Library's newest books!


Racing to Read is made possible with support from the Annie Busch Early Literacy Fund of the Library Foundation, the Springfield Rotary Club and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.