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Early Childhood – Summer Reading

EL_facebook_1_cslp2015The 2015 Early Childhood summer Program, “Every Hero has a Story,”  begins May 31st!  You may sign up and start recording your reading/Early Literacy activities on Sunday, May 31st.

The Early Childhood program will focus on reading AND doing some early literacy activities at home (Don’t worry-they’re not hard! And, your child will think you a HERO!).  Programming will consist of our regular early childhood programs:  Babies and Books, Parent/Child LapSIts with the addition of some Preschool Story Hours for the 3-5 yr old set (see below and on our Event Calendar for details).  This program is for children who have not attended Kindergarten yet (If your child has attended developmental Kindergarten, they belong in THIS program).

And, you no longer need a PDL library card to participate!

The program will feature early literacy tips for you to do with your child, a bit of record-keeping in addition to the programs mentioned. You may download the Reading Record/Calendar (Log2015), the literacy tips (ECActivities) below:



You will have two options for keeping track of you and your child’s reading and literacy activities:

  • Paper option.  Come to the library, find the Sign-up Station and follow the directions there.
  • Online option -You will need to keep track of every title that you read to your child (If you read it more than once, write it down more than once).  Just click the link: Every Hero has a Story – Early Childhood Program @ PDL and follow directions.  This is the first time that we have tried an online option and, while we’d like to think that there will be no glitches, we know better.  Please feel free to ask questions!

With the paper option you’ll receive a Reading Record/Calendar sheet, bookmarks, Early Literacy Activities Sheet and a sticker when you sign up. Whichever method you choose, please do not do both of will cause confusion for all of us.  Thanks!

Record-keeping will involve keeping track of the number of books read as well as trying 8 of early literacy activities. You may also, if you wish, keep track of the titles that you and your child have shared.

Prize bags are provided at a couple of levels for the child, as are certificates to document you and your child’s achievements:

  • Level I – 20 Books.
  • Level II – 32 Books AND 8 early literacy activities.

You will receive a ticket in your folder if using the paper option and an email if you’re keeping track on line when your certificates and prize bags are ready.

With the exception of Babies and Books, this program will run until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31.

There will also be a Buy One, Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair with books for your little ones July 31 -August 2.  Check our Events Calendar or Book Fair Home Page (when it become s available).

updated 06/03/2015