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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

EARLY LITERACY BLOG

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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!

We Have a Booklist for That!

Looking for books on special topics your littles love? We have a booklist for that!

Make a Look Book for Baby

Make a Look Book for your baby to spark conversation and stories!

Watching for Winter

Watch for winter with great books from the Library!

Take a StoryWalk®!

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

Sing a Song

Do you have a fussy baby? A toddler that needs help completing a task like washing their hands? A preschooler tired of waiting in line? Sing a song! Singing is one of the easiest tools we have to soothe, focus and entertain our children - and it boosts brainpower too! 

Fun Ways to Play and Learn at Home

At the Library we know that when young children are engaged in play they are learning across all domains. Read on to get some ideas to perk up playtime.

It's Almost Time to Zoom Into Storytime!

Need more storytimes? Check out our upcoming live, virtual storytime via Zoom!

Coming Soon: Spooky Storytime!

Enjoy a spooky storytime on October 30th!

 

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.