Tag Archives: early literacy

Library Funding in Jeopardy

MO Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, says that libraries “expand opportunity and unleash potential” in their communities. This year, funding for Missouri libraries faces deep cuts at both the state and federal levels. State funding, through the state library, and … Continue reading

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Tips for reading with your baby or toddler

Amy Burkholder is the Bookmobile manager for Cass County Public Library. Her daughter is one of the library’s youngest library card holders! Amy shared some of her ideas for introducing babies and pre-readers to the joy of books. Getting kids ready … Continue reading

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Fall Storytime Schedule: Storytime begins a lifetime of reading & discovery!

Bringing your children to the library’s storytime is a sure and simple way to instill a life-long love of books and learning. The excitement of storytime can begin a lifetime of reading and discovery! Below is the schedule beginning this … Continue reading

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

The Northern Resource Center has a new challenge for you. Can you read 1,000 books to your child before they hit kindergarten? Yes, it does sound and look like a big number, but look at it this way: if you … Continue reading

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Come to the library and play on one of our iPads!

Families who come to the children’s library at the Harrisonville Branch have an opportunity to check out an iPad loaded with fun and engaging early literacy apps! Thanks to the Racing to Read early literacy grant provided by the Missouri State Library, … Continue reading

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Racing to Read: An Early Literacy Program

Last Thursday, I had a blast attending Pajama Storytime at the Harrisonville library. It was an early literacy program all about the sense of touch. This storytime was filled with fun, interactive stories like Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter and … Continue reading

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Ideas for Encouraging Young Children to Read

As a librarian, I think a lot about reading and one thing I’m particularly thankful for is that my parents and grandparents and other members of my extended family read to me from an early age. In hindsight, it was … Continue reading

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