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Summer Early Literacy

Each quarter, we offer a kit packed with tips and suggestions around an early literacy calendar. Here’s a guide inspired by our summer kit.


Kids Books


Featured Kids List

Ode to My Stay-at-Home-Dad Husband

This year for Father’s Day, I want to write an ode to all the fantastic dads out there—especially mine.

Recommended Reading

Picture Books for Pride

Picture books that celebrate Pride!

Middle Grade Reading for Juneteenth

To learn more about Juneteenth, check out these middle grade fiction and nonfiction books.

Gender Non-conforming Chapter Books

Check out these middle grade books that fall under the gender non-conforming umbrella!


Event Resources

"Music at the Blissful" with photo of musician and monkey in background

Music at the Blissful Concert

Jun 27th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Kollen Park
Join us for 45 minutes of music, dancing and fun with Mr. Evan from Music at the Blissful. Great for kids ages 0-9 and their caregivers.
"Storytime with Lulu" with book cover image in background

Storytime w/ Lulu

Jun 29th | 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a special storytime with Hope Summer Repertory Theater's production of "Lulu and the Long Walk"
"All of the Slime All of the Time" with photo of teen stretching slime in back ground

All of the Slime, All of the Time

Jun 29th | 11:00am - 7:00pm
Drop in between 11am and 7pm to make a batch! Dress for mess. Best for ages 6 - 10


Movies, Music & Media

Media Releases


Kids Resources

Read Comics on Your Computer, Tablet, Phone, or iPodComics on Your Computer or Device

Check out thousands of digital comic, including mainstream and indie comic books, graphic novels and manga
Check out thousands of digital comic, including mainstream and indie comic books, graphic novels and manga


Early Literacy

Virtual Storytime Video

Virtual Storytime Video - Read Aloud


Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.


Singing develops language skills. Slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words. Helps children learn new words and information.


Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension, nurtures a love for reading, and motivates children to want to learn to read.


Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. They learn about language through playing as the activities help them put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.


Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words as they see print used in their daily lives.

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