close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a colour combintion to give he most comfortable contrast.

placeholder image

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! 

such a good boy book cover Title:
Such a Good Boy by Marianna Coppo

Skills:
• Print Awareness
• Letter Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking

Extend the book by taking a walk!
A peaceful garden Book Cover Title:
A Peaceful Garden by Lucy London

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

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the Book by growing a garden from seeds!

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

Preschool Events
Fri, Aug 14, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Aug 15, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Aug 16, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Aug 18, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Aug 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Aug 21, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Aug 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Aug 23, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Aug 25, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Aug 26, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

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

Sat, Aug 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Aug 30, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Sep 01, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Sep 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Sep 04, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Sep 05, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Sep 06, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Sep 08, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Sep 09, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Sep 11, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Family Events
Thu, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room