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Today at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
An opportunity for quality family time with books, songs and activities that par…


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
     Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities…


Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)


Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers.…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Email In Action Now that you are familiar with the basic features of your e…


Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Use our blenders to make  milkshakes and enjoy them while watching a movie…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
No homework, no tests, no sign-up required! Just drop in and make some cool scie…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Experiment with different styles and mediums for art!…


Today at East (3:30 PM)
Come in and unwind while making a fun craft. Each time will feature a different …


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Teens are invited to drop-in to our community room each week for games, gaming, …


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art and some part making.  …


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A time for tweens to play games, do crafts, discuss books, watch movies... and m…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Drop in after school to complete engineering design challenges, meet an engineer…


Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, have fun! Snacks provided. For ages 9 - 14.…


Today at Main (4:00 PM)
Drop in after school to complete engineering design challenges, meet an engineer…


Today at Main (4:00 PM)
Do you have what it takes to attend Hogwarts· Get sorted into a House, ma…


Today at Burkhardt (4:30 PM)
If you like anime or manga, join the Otaku Crew. We will meet on Thursdays to wa…


Today at Burkhardt (4:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…

           

Early Literacy Development

Supporting your child’s early literacy development during the pre-kindergarten years, does not mean teaching your child to read. Although some children are ready to begin this process, most young children are still gaining important language skills, concepts of print and letter knowledge. Preschool children should be learning to recognize and produce a rhyme, identify the letters in their name and beginning to hear the individual sounds in words. Families can support this development by making sure that sharing books together is a part of every day. Ask questions about the story and discuss the thoughts and feelings your child has. Point out words and letters occasionally and ask your child to tell you the story. These experiences will help your child get ready for kindergarten success.

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