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.

Grow a Reader Specials

Grow a Reader: Summer Special

Celebrate summer and our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. Stories and songs for children from birth-age 5. Presented by youth services staff at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.

Grow a Reader: Community Helpers

Learn how a local police officer makes our community a better place. Stories and songs for children from birth-age 5. Presented by youth services staff at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.

Grab & Go Activity Bags, August 1-15

In celebration of Summer Reading, pick up a Grab & Go bag of activities, at any branch or by curbside pickup.

 

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Stories & Classes

Watch more Grow a Reader specials, stories, and classes on our YouTube channel.

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

Grow a Reader Class: Goats! Presented by Tina

Online Storytimes & Readalongs

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!

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.

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.
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