We strive to make the Youth Services room a welcoming and inviting space to children and their caregivers. The Early Literacy Activity Center (ELAC) contains manipulative and educational items that enhance the library experience and allow caregivers to teach early literacy skills through play.
Early Literacy is the necessary preparation for learning to read; it is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. Early Literacy builds a strong foundation so that when children are taught to read in school, they are ready. Parents and caregivers can support early literacy skills through talking, singing, reading, playing and writing.
Early Literacy Activity Center Fall 2019 Hours:
Monday and Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Unavailable due to programs and performances
Thursday and Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Center is not available outside of the times listed above. When there is a performance the Center is not available 2 hours prior to the start time.
The Early Literacy Activity Center:
Promotes early literacy skills
Encourages parents and caregivers to engage with children
Inspires children to explore
Encourage social interaction and oral language development
Adds an element of fun to the library. Kids learn while they are having fun!
The Early Literacy Activity Center is available to children and their caregivers for cooperative play. The manipulative and other educational items rotate through out the year.