Grow a Reader

Grow a Reader

Activities, books, classes, and Learn & Play Rooms - all designed to help build a child's brain and develop a love of books and reading.

Virtual Grow a Reader

Stories

Presented by Ann, includes Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Presented by Ann, includes Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Uni the Unicorn Amy Krouse Rosenthal presented by Ann

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again by Dan Santat presented by Ann

Classes

Presented by Maggie, includes When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach

Presented by Maggie, includes Freight Train by Donald Crews

Presented by Alice, includes Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

Presented by Ann, includes Off We Go! by Jane Yolen

Presented by Megan, includes Don't Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup

Presented by Alice, includes First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Presented by Maggie, includes Way Far Away on a Wild Safari by Jan Peck

Presented by Josie, includes How Far Can a Kangaroo Jump? by Alison Limentani

Presented by Alice, includes Smash! Crash! by Jon Scieszka

Presented by Megan, includes Hooray For Hat! by Brian Won

Presented by Alice, includes Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

Presented by Annette, includes Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walksh, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

Presented by Maggie, includes Wet Dog! by Elise Broach

Toddler Time
Presented by Alice

Alphabet Soup: Mother's Day!
Presented by Josie

Alphabet Soup: Bunnies!
Presented by Megan

Alphabet Soup: Birds!
Presented by Josie

Online Storytime

Kanopy Storytime

Story Time on Kanopy Kids

Choose from over 200 streaming readalong titles.

OverDrive Readalongs

eBook Readalongs for Children

Sometimes, you love a story so much, you know it by heart and want to read along - and listen along!

Grow a Reader: Building Skills

Grow a Reader: Letter Knowledge

Grow a Reader: Letter Knowledge

Teaching a child about letters is one of the first steps to growing a reader.

Grow a Reader: Print Motivation

Grow a Reader: Print Motivation

Print motivation is an interest in and the enjoyment of books and reading.

Grow a Reader: Singing

Grow a Reader: Singing

When we sing, our children develop listening skills and begin hearing the rhythm of language.

Grow a Reader: Writing

Grow a Reader: Writing

Children begin developing the skills used in writing long before their work becomes words!

Grow a Reader: Print Awareness

Grow a Reader: Print Awareness

Help your children make connections between the words they hear and what's printed on the page.

Grow a Reader: Narrative Skills

Grow a Reader: Narrative Skills

You can help your child get better at narrative skills (telling stories).

Grow a Reader: Playing

Grow a Reader: Playing

Playing can be a fun way for children to practice symbolic thinking, which is an important part of learning to read.

Grow a Reader: Phonological Awareness

Grow a Reader: Phonological Awareness

Introducing children to songs, stories that rhyme, and poems all increase their phonological awareness.

Grow a Reader: Reading

Grow a Reader: Reading

By making early reading something fun to do every day and everywhere, caregivers can turn this activity into a positive time for everyone.

Grow a Reader: Talking

Grow a Reader: Talking

When you add new words and information to conversations with your children, you develop their vocabularies and knowledge of their world.

Grow a Reader: Vocabulary

Grow a Reader: Vocabulary

For a child, vocabulary is like a treasure, waiting to be discovered through the sands of all the other words in a story.

Grow a Reader: Book Lists

Grow a Reader Booklists

Find a great book in these lists created by library staff especially for ages 5 and under.

Grow a Reader At Your Library

Featured Grow a Reader

Learn and Play at the Library

Our Learn and Play rooms have toys, blocks, letters, and interactive panels that help teach early reading skills.

Children Can Listen and Learn with New Portable Readalongs

Coming to a library branch near you, our preloaded eBook players (readalongs) are always ready to read a story to your child.

After Hours: Evening and Weekend GAR Classes

We offer evening and weekend classes for children for those who cannot fit storytime in their weekday schedules.

Grow a Reader for Teachers

Grow a Reader for Teachers

If you're a preschool teacher, find out what you can do through our Grow a Reader program to lay the foundation for reading.

Sensory Time

Sensory Time

An early literacy class designed for children and youth with special needs.

Creative Minds

Special Local Author Event: Building a Writing Community

Oct 20th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online event
Author Sarah Warburton will share tips on how to build a writing community and read excerpts from her debut thriller, Once Two Sisters.

Grow a Reader Outreach

Grow a Reader Outreach Program

The outreach program is designed to serve preschoolers and the adults who care for and teach them by visiting preschools and daycares.
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