Literacy development begins at birth, and we encourage parents and caregivers to bring infants and young children to Storytime. Even very young children learn literacy skills when exposed to books and reading. For more information, please read Early Literacy: Frequently Asked Questions.
The Every Child Ready to Read ® (ECRR) framework guides the design of all our Storytimes. As such, Storytimes meet the early literacy needs of children and educate caregivers in ways to foster development.
Born Learning promotes turning everyday moments into fun learning opportunities for children.
The Early Literacy Activities Calendar is filled with a year's worth of tips and activities to help you prepare your young children for success in school and beyond. View and print a copy of your own using the link below:
The information found on MyPre-K is designed to connect you to a variety of great resources in your community. You will find ideas that can help prepare your son or daughter for school. You will also find information provided by your local school district—your partner in preparing your child for future success!
Watch and learn fun rhymes, songs and fingerplays with Rhyme Time! Find more videos like these on our Rhyme Time YouTube channel.
Download our Take-Home Fun sheets filled with reading recommendations, rhymes, activities and early literacy tips, or pick one up at your next storytime visit.
The Library offers a variety of storytimes at various locations. Be sure to check our Events Calendar to find the storytime that is right for your family.
Want to know how your child (ages two months to three years) is developing? Library staff are trained to offer developmental screenings using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Call an Early Literacy Specialist at 342-BOOK, ext. 8138, for more information. Or schedule an appointment today. Screenings can take place at the BCPL location of your choice.
Devices and computers are a part of our daily lives, as well as our children's. That's why BCPL is committed to helping our families find fun, educational and age appropriate digital media content for their little ones. Try out the following apps and websites to help turn screen-time into learning-time.