Learn how to organize your genealogy files with Family Tree Maker, 7-8:30 PM on Monday July 21 in the Fox Room.
Books, puzzles, DVDs, VHS, software, sheet music, comics … all at great prices. Downstairs at the Library, 10 Court St. Summer sales are Mondays through Aug. 11.
Come and play with kids birth through preschool in the air conditioned Fox Room. There’s plenty of room for loads of fun with friends. Fridays through August. 10-11 am. Free and open to all.
Again this year, the library is happy to offer passes for a variety of attractions as well as the state parks. State park passes are day passes that allow entrance for up to eight people in one vehicle. Other passes we have available include Billings Farm & Museum, ECHO, Hildene, Vermont Historic Sites, Shelburne Farms, […]
From our friends at Rutland Historical Society: MSJ yearbooks (1939-1993 except 1943 which was not published) is online at the Historical Society website.
OneClick!digital has now added a selection of classic books to its offerings. There are no checkout limits, holds or waits … perfect for class reading lists.
Check out an audiobook from OneClick Digital with your library card … no limits or wait times. iPhone app now available, and find a wide assortment of audio classes as well.
Click on the Kids Space tab to access TumbleBooks! Find animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, and Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration.)
Six Early Literacy Skills
Children need a variety of skills in order to become successful readers. Parents who talk with their children, read books and magazines with them, and encourage play activities that involve language, prepare their children to learn to read when they start school. The National Research Council recommends that children enter school with six “early literacy skills” that serve as the foundation for learning to read and write. Children who enter school with these skills are better able to benefit from the reading instruction they receive when they arrive at school.
Knowing the names of things.
A child’s interest in and enjoyment of books.
Noticing print everywhere; knowing how to handle a book; knowing how we follow the words on a page.
The ability to describe things and events and tell stories.
Knowing that letters have names and are different from each other, and that specific sounds go with specific letters.
The ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.
The information presented here is from the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library ® early literacy project of the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), in partnership with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a division of the National Institutes of Health. PLA and ALSC are divisions of the American Library Association.
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