The Library is an excellent resource to support you as your child’s first and most important teacher. One can find picture stories, educational resources, storytimes, and the expertise of your local children’s librarian. The library can serve as your child’s first classroom.
Using the Library
- Get free library cards for you and your child.
- Check out books, music, and more to enjoy at home.
- Attend free storytimes.
- Find out where the board books and picture stories are.
- Visit your local library often, we have lots of programs!
Especially For Early Childhood Educators
- Get a free library card.
- Ask the children’s librarian for suggested materials to support your curriculum.
- Use the library catalog to reserve books and other materials.
- Check out books, music, and more for your center.
- Talk to the children’s librarian about programs and services for your group.
- Invite the children’s librarian to visit your center for storytime, a family literacy event, or a parent meeting.
- Attend an Every Child Ready to Read Workshop at the library.
Every Child Ready to Read Workshops
Do you work with children ages birth to five in a childcare or family day care center in Hamilton County? If so, you are invited to participate in our Every Child Ready to Read workshops. For more information contact Keith Armour by phone (513-369-6962) or email. Additional resources:
- Preschool Language and Literacy
- Talking and Books: Language is the Key (DVD)
- Beyond Bedtime Stories: A Parent’s Guide to Promoting Reading, Writing, and Other Literacy Skills from Birth to 5 by V. Susan Bennett-Armistead
- The Big Book of Children’s Reading Lists: 100 Great, Ready-to-Use Book Lists for Educators, Librarians, Parents, and Children by Nancy J. Keane
- Association for Library Service to Children “Born to Read” brochures