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Every Child Ready to Read

You can help your child succeed at reading long before they are ever ready to sound out words on their own. Building your child's early literacy skills will set them on the path to success! The skills are:

Print Awareness:
Noticing print everywhere
Phonological Awareness:
Knowing sounds
Narrative Skills:
Knowing how stories work
Letter Knowledge:
Naming letters and their sounds
Vocabulary:
Knowing lots of words
Background Knowledge:
Knowing about the world all around

How do you build these skills? Here are five fun, free, and easy ways:

Every Child Ready to Read Practices Logo: TalkingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: SingingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: ReadingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: WritingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: Playing

Click each to learn more! You can also read up on the Every Child Ready to Read initiative and why it works.

This Month's Featured Reads!

LCPL staff have selected these books because kids love them and they help build important pre-reading skills. Check them out today!

Want more hand-picked kids' books? You can request a surprise bag of kids' books for curbside pickup! 

EEK! book cover Title:
Eek! A Noisy Journey from A to Z by Julie Larios and Julie Paschkis

Skills:
• Phonological Awareness
• Vocabulary
• Print Awareness
• Background Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the book with a sound shaker!
Pumpkin orange pumpkin round Book Cover Title:
Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round by Rosanna Battigelli

Skills:
• Phonological Awareness
• Narrative Skills
• Vocabulary

Practices:
• Talking
• Singing

Extend the Book with a coffee filter pumpkin!

TumbleBook of the Day (by Indiana State Library and Tumblebooks)

Preschool Events
Tue, Oct 27, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Oct 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Oct 30, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Oct 31, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Nov 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Tuesday, October 27 2020 at 9:00am

Wed, Nov 11, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Nov 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Nov 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Tue, Nov 17, 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Tuesday, November 3 2020 at 9:00am

Wed, Nov 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Family Events
Thu, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Sat, Oct 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library - Zoom

Mon, Nov 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Mon, Nov 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Tue, Nov 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Tuesday, October 27 2020 at 9:00am

Wed, Nov 11, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Thu, Nov 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Nov 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Mon, Nov 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Tue, Nov 17, 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Tuesday, November 3 2020 at 9:00am

Wed, Nov 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room