This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters Kindergarten. One of the best ways to encourage reading is to spend time sharing books every day. Sign up at the Children’s Help Desk to take advantage of this opportunity to help set your child up for success in school and connect with each other through reading.
Raising Readers is a backpack kit for early literacy learners. Each backpack has a different theme and is full of early learning resources such as picture books, educational games or toys, and activity guides. Raising Readers backpacks are available for checkout in the Children’s Department. Recommended for 3- to 5-year-olds.
The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books that help teach children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. You’ll also find read-along books, language learning books, and educational games and puzzles. Access to this resource is open to all, no library card required.