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  • Early Literacy

Early Literacy and School Readiness

    Supporting and encouraging the growth and development of early literacy skills and school readiness in children is a priority in the Youth Services department and has led to the development of Carmel Clay Public Library's early literacy program: Ready…Set…READ! This multifaceted program directs many of the programming and educational services the department offers, including:

    Storytimes: Focusing on key early literacy skills, all storytimes combine stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and interaction while supporting and practicing critical early literacy skills. Enjoy our recorded online storytimes on YouTube.

    Collections: Featuring a wide assortment of materials for children of all ages, our collections enable children and their caregivers to enjoy the world of reading together. Look for our BOUNCE sticker on the spine of books to locate high quality titles that promote one of the five American Library Services for Children early literacy categories: Read, Write, Sing, Play, and Talk.

    Countdown to Kindergarten Calendar: Download our calendar with monthly lists of activities and recommended titles that are designed to help children in the year leading up to kindergarten.

    Countdown to Kindergarten Calendar