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Preschool Outreach

Preschool teachers report that library visits help children stay excited about books and reading, and increase children’s vocabulary and attention span! Our visits incorporate reading, singing, talking, writing, and playing – five practices of early literacy. The Librarian will visit the classrooms you specify and spend 15-20 minutes with each class. The stories, songs and activities will be tailored to each age group.

Visits are scheduled August – April on Mondays and Fridays for two hours starting at 10am.

This service is only available to daycare and preschool institutions at this time.

Typical Visit

Opening Song • Story • Action Song, Rhyme or Fingerplay • Story • Action Song, Rhyme or Fingerplay • Story • Goodbye Song

Interactive Storytime

Activities keep children engaged and attentive!  “The children are always excited about books and the Librarian visit. She knows exactly what they will be interested in.” -Area Preschool Teacher

Love of Reading

Library visits help instill a love of reading.  “After our visit, the children really want to visit our book center and they pretend to do what we did during our visit, whether it be a sound of an animal or an action of people from the book.” -Area Preschool Teacher

Outside of School

 “To reach the growing number of children unable to regularly attend and benefit from library programming…it is necessary for libraries to take their programming into the community where the children are.” -Library Preschool Storytimes: Developing Early Literacy Skills in Children

Library Visits are Fun

“The Librarian keeps all the children very interactive during library visits. The children really enjoy it when she comes.” -Area Preschool Teacher

Teachers and Students

“The children look forward to the visits from the library. She brings new songs and stories at each visit.  They are very engaged during her visit and participate along with the stories and books.” -Area Preschool Teacher