Early Learning Resources
Participate in Summer Reading while working toward your 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten goal!

Young Children
(Birth – Preschool)

Did you know, by 3 years of age, there is a 30 million word gap between children from the wealthiest and poorest families? Research shows that reading to infants and young children every day increases word recognition and vocabulary and helps shrink the ‘word gap’. Reading to children is also the best way to set them on the path to developing a lifelong love of learning.

The Summer Reading Program encourages participants of all ages to keep reading and learning through the summer. Pick up a Summer Reading handout at your nearest library for various activities to do as a family inside and outside the library.

Our libraries are offering a wide variety of learning and entertainment opportunities this summer. Check out our calendar to see what amazing programs are happening near you!

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Visit
Visit the library for a Summer Reading handout, register for 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten, and attend awesome events!

Read
Color each star when a book is read on the Summer Reading Handout even if it’s the same books over and over!

Win
Complete 3 activities from the Summer Reading handout and visit the library to earn a free book! Complete 5 activities and visit the library to enter to win the grand prize, a box of books!