TALK Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Make any time learning time! TALK messages suggest activities for little ones to learn
through exploration and discovery to help you make sure your child gets a head start on
school readiness. It’s easy to sign up by texting TALK to 75547.

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Fall Storytime

Starting September 20, 2021 at 11:00am

Read, talk, sing, write, play! That’s what we’ll do today! Storytime models these five practices to support development of early literacy skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in the fun and learning!


For Babies and Toddlers

We have two collections just for babies and toddlers! Browse the extensive board book collection and take a look at our Baby Bundle bags.

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baby bundle is a clear and blue bag with board books and a toy

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides a free, age- appropriate book per month to children from birth to age 5. The program is free to all kids birth – age 5 who live in Charlevoix or Emmet Counties or who participate in a pre-school program but live in an adjacent county. The books are mailed each month directly to the child at his or her home. There is no income eligibility. The program is free to all children regardless of ability to pay.

You may enroll your child online. Visit the Char-Em United Way web site for more details.