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Early Literacy

Early Literacy

Current research on early literacy and brain development indicates that it is never too early to prepare children for success as readers. Early literacy skills begin to develop in the first 5 years of life. Your child's early experiences with books and language lay the foundation for success in learning to read.


Road to Reading Programs at the Library

Start your child on The Road to Reading. The Children’s Librarians at the Northport-East Northport Public Library can help you nurture your child’s early literacy skills. The Road to Reading is a progressive series of programs for children and parents held throughout the school year. These programs help children develop listening and thinking skills, along with a lifelong love of reading.


Books Before Baby

Bond with your baby before birth by reading, talking, and singing to your little one.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Earn prizes and have fun sharing books while building early literacy skills with your preschooler.

Backpack Story Time

Backpack Storytimes promote early literacy skills by providing thematic and age-appropriate literature, music and activities.  These kits will help you create a fun and stimulating environment wherever you are, which is key to creating a lifelong love of books and learning.

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