We will be closing at 5:30 PM on Weds., Nov. 25 and close all Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. We reopen Friday morning at our regular 10 AM time, with play group starting at 9:30 AM in the Fox Room.
Scott, our volunteer tech tutor, is back to help with all your troublesome tablets, lame laptops & disappointing downloads. Just drop by the help desk or call ahead (for the complicated questions).
Join us and Rutland County Parent-Child Center from 9:30-11 AM Fridays in the Fox Room for play, activities and meeting new friends.
Scott will be away the week of Nov. 10-16. Please rejoin the conversation about tech with him on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 2 PM.
The library is pleased to be partners with Rutland County Parent Child Center. Together we will host play groups Friday mornings in the Fox Room from 9:30-11 AM. Always free and open to all.
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.
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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