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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! 

We also recommend signing up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and Imagination Library, two LCPL initiatives that reward young readers!

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! 

 book cover Title:
Llama Llama Thanks-for-Giving Day

Skills:
• Narrative Skills
• Background Knowledge
• Print Awareness

Practices:
• Reading
• Talking
• Writing

Extend the book with a thankful turkey!
Book Cover Title:
If Animals Gave Thanks by Ann Whitford Paul

Skills:
• Print Awareness
• Phonological Awareness
• Letter Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the Book with a gratitude jar!
Preschool Events
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Family Events
Thu, Dec 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Children's Department - Basement Back Lobby

Thu, Dec 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's area

Thu, Dec 01, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This event is full

Canceled
Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp Branch - Public Table

Wed, Dec 07, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Munster - Children's Program Room

Sat, Dec 10, 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room

Sat, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Department - Basement Back Lobby

Sat, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
This event is full

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A

Thu, Dec 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A

Thu, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A

Thu, Dec 22, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room

Wed, Dec 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room,Meeting Room A

Wed, Dec 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room

Thu, Dec 29, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A

Fri, Dec 30, 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room