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Raise a Reader

Library Resources & Databases

Readers’ Advisory
Come to the Information Desk at any of the Library’s nine locations. Reference librarians can match your youngest reader with the best early literacy books.

No matter what level readers you have in your household, the Library makes sure they have plenty to choose from. From pre-readers to chapter books and the latest characters from Disney, Marvel and DC, there will always be something to get your child excited about reading.

Music Collection
Evidence suggests that listening to music can facilitate learning to read, by increasing children’s awareness of speech sounds, which is important in learning to "sound out" words. Research also suggests a correlation between musical abilities and reading achievement. The Library offers more than 4,000 music CDs made just for kids and library staff can help find the tune that strikes a chord with your family.

Waggin’ Tales
Bring your child to the Library to read to a certified therapy dog. It’s not only fun, it helps develop reading skills and fluency. See a list of events.

Introduce young children to books and reading at our fun storytimes. Each week, trained librarians specially adapt stories, songs and activities to match the age of the kids attending. Parents will learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read.  See a list of .


Library Databases
The following resources can be accessed online. All you need is your library card.

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.
Funded by MELSA*

Early World of Learning
Produced with advice from experts in early childhood development and education, this database offers an interactive learning environment including engaging games and beginning reading activities.
Funded by DCL*

Mango Little Pim
Online language learning designed for kids aged 0-6. Each course is designed to provide the basic building blocks of a second or third language while enhancing development and social skills.
Funded by DCL*

TumbleBook Library - eBooks for eKids!
TumbleBooks is collection of animated, talking picture books for kids. It also includes puzzles, games, audiobooks, and language learning. Requires Adobe Flash Player.
Funded by DCL*

Last updated: 7/10/2014 4:57 AM