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Grow a Reader: Classes for age 2 through Pre-K

At least 3 weeks in advance, please call your school liaison or complete this online form.

...for your students...

Alphabet Soup
Specially trained staff present stories, songs, and activities that lay the foundation children need to get ready to read. Ask about a library tour immediately following.

...for teachers and parents...

For more information or to schedule an event, contact Jo-Ann Lawson: 540/834-0623 x223 or at Please submit your request at least 3 weeks in advance

Every Child Ready to Read Workshops
Learn the skills and practices every child needs in order to learn to read, along with fun and exciting ways to teach them.

Early Childhood Education Workshops
Motivate emerging readers through the use of props, music, books and other resources. Bi-annual workshops provide 2 credit hours of state licensing.

Grow a Reader Workshops - Daycare providers and preschool teachers can sign up to attend free Grow a Reader workshops.

Preschool Themed Booklists - Book recommendations and fingerplays for fun themes like "dinosaurs," "weather," and "growing things."

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