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October Early Literacy

Each month, we offer a kit packed with tips and suggestions around our early literacy calendar.


Kids Books


Featured Kids List

Little Read Community Cookbook

Oct 1st | 12:00am - Oct 31st | 12:00am
Online Event
Inspired by this year’s Little Read book Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, Herrick District Library is…

Recommended Reading

When Stars Are Scattered

You'll like these because they explore refugee, immigrant, and displaced peoples' experiences in various parts of history and our world.

Ewww! It's Gross!!

Are you into snot, boogers, pus, barf and other gross stuff? Prepare for maximum grossness at Herrick District Library in October!

Spooky Chapter Books

These books would be great to read around Halloween or any other time you want a little eerie suspense.


Event Resources

DIY Storytime Grab-Bag

Sep 1st | 12:00am - Nov 30th | 12:00am
For children ages 18mos-5yrs with a caregiver Create your own special storytime experience at home by stopping into our North Branch…

Postcard Book Club: When Stars Are Scattered

Oct 1st | 12:00am - Oct 30th | 12:00am
Drop into the North Branch to check out a copy and write us your thoughts on the postcard provided. You'll hear back from a librarian!

When Stars Are Scattered Book Celebration

Oct 27th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop into the North Branch Community Room to talk about the book with us


Movies, Music & Media

Media Releases


Kids Resources

NEA Little Read LakeshoreNEA Little Read Lakeshore

Hope College's Little Read Lakeshore creates and fosters a culture where reading matters 
Hope College's Little Read Lakeshore creates and fosters a culture where reading matters 


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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