Early Literacy Activity Center

  1. Temporary Location Closing July 10 to Begin Library Move

    The library renovation and expansion project is coming to an end and the outside of the new library building is looking great! There’s still work that needs to be done on the inside including moving our entire collection into its new home and setting up public and staff spaces. Our temporary location (at 601 S. Oak St.) will close permanently and we will suspend curbside pickup service starting July 10 at 5 pm so we can begin the process of moving back into our library building at 120 N. Virginia Ave, which will re-open on Monday, August 16, at 10 am. Learn more...

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 2020:

The Early Literacy Center is unavailable at this time due to library renovation and expansion project.

 

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.