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About Early Literacy
Early literacy is what a child knows about reading and writing before he or she can actually read or write. Children who have been encouraged to build these skills are at a distinct advantage for learning to read once they start school. Language and literacy development begins at birth, with parents and caregivers as a child's first teachers.
Additional information on developing early literacy is available at Readingrockets.org.
Build Skills at Home
- Talk, sing, read, write, and play! Scroll through the current edition of Library Littles below or click any archived edition to find tips and ideas.
- Have fun turning everyday activities into early literacy gold!
- Check out our Storytime content on YouTube.
Build Skills at CBPL
- Attend Storytimes a fun and engaging program for infants and toddlers. See calendar for more details.
- Check out picture books, board books, board games, music CDs, Play & Learn Boxes, and Preschool Packs. (In-lobby pickup available!)
- Enroll your child in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. We will help you track your progress and offer incentives along the way. Finishers receive a free board book and book bag.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Interested in having free books mailed to your child every month? Register online for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! Children must be under the age of five and have an address in Coos Bay or Allegany. Registration forms also available at the Coos Bay Public Library. For more information about the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, visit the Imagination Library website.
Support Coos Bay Public Library's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library project by donating. Coos County's participation in the Imagination Library is made possible through the Coos Bay Library Foundation, community support and grants.
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