Early Literacy Activity Center

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 Center

Early Literacy Activity Center 2018 Hours:

The Early Literacy Center will be unavailable from Tuesday, September 4 through Sunday, September 9.

  • Monday and Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: ELAC not available due to programs and performances
  • Thursday & 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.

NEW! - Toy Check-out

A limited number of age appropriate toys and manipulatives will be available to check out in the Children's Room.  A patron may check out a box with a library card or other form of i.d.  The toys must remain in the Children's Room.  Each box can be used for up to 30 minutes.  Toys must be returned 30 minutes before the library closes.  Toy Check-out is not available while there is programming occurring.
  • Monday & Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.