Grow a Reader for Teachers: Classes for Birth to Age 5

For Your Students

Alphabet Soup
Specially trained staff present stories, songs, and activities that lay the foundation children need to get ready to read. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. To request a library tour immediately following class, at least 2 weeks in advance please call your school liaison or complete this online form.

For Teachers and Parents

Early Childhood Education Workshops
Motivate emergent readers through the use of props, music, newest books, and other resources. Bi-annual workshops provide two hours of credit for state licensing requirements.

Fall Workshop: Grow a Reader Educator Workshop, Salem Church Branch, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Techniques, tips, and tricks to promote literacy in your early childhood classroom. Earn 2 hours of credit for state licensing. Sign up by emailing Katie Heslop at or calling 540-372-1144 ext. 7542 beginning October 1. You can find out more on Grow a Reader outreach programs here.

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