February 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

Every month, the children’s services staff of the St. Charles City-County Library District create an Early Literacy Calendar Feb2015EarlyLitCalendarfor the community. Each calendar includes fun, impactful early literacy activities that can help children develop the skills necessary to learn to read. These calendars emphasize talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing with the pre-readers in your life.

Click here for the 2015 Early Literacy Calendar February.

The February activities were compiled by Marla of our Children’s Resources staff. Use the calendar to make early literacy activities a part of your child’s daily routine!

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Don’t Take Our Word For It

We love our public libraries. No shock there! After all, the Library Foundation‘s mission is to ensure excellent library programs, services and facilities for all people by developing and encouraging community investment and participation, today and tomorrow. We want to introduce everyone to the infinite resources and personal growth opportunities offered through the St. Charles City-County Library District. But we don’t want you to simply take our word for it.

Nothing is more encouraging and affirming of the importance of our work than to hear from library users in our community. Hearing the reasons “why” directly from those who visit our libraries is compelling. So today we are thrilled to share a blog from local library lover Jess T., who admits to random blog posts on just about anything. Jess T-BlogToday her blog is about our libraries and we couldn’t be more excited. Check out what Jess has to say about THE DEAL OF THE YEAR FOR BOOK LOVERS (& A GIVEAWAY!)

Thanks Jess for “getting it” and sharing your love of the libraries and the value it brings to your family. Learn more about the work of the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation on behalf of our libraries and our efforts to enhance literacy for all in St. Charles County on our website www.stchlibraryfoundation.org.

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January Early Literacy Calendar

Every month, the children’s services staff of the St. Charles City-County Library District create an Early Literacy Calendar for the community. Each calendar includes fun, impactful early literacy activities that can help children develop the skills necessary to learn to read. These calendars emphasize talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing with the pre-readers in your life.

Click here for the January 2015 Early Literacy Calendar.

The January activities were compiled by the staff at the Deer Run Branch in O’Fallon. Use the calendar to make early literacy activities a part of your child’s daily routine!

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December Early Literacy Calendar

Every month, the children’s services staff of the St. Charles City-County Library District create an Early Literacy Calendar for the community. Each calendar includes fun, impactful early literacy activities that can help children develop the skills necessary to learn to read. These calendars emphasize talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing with the pre-readers in your life.

Click here for the Final December 2014 Early Literacy Calendar.

The December activities were compiled by the staff at the Deer Run Branch in O’Fallon. Use the calendar to make early literacy activities a part of your child’s daily routine!

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November Early Literacy Calendar

Every month, the children’s services staff of the St. Charles City-County Library District create an Early Literacy Calendar for the community. Each calendar includes fun, impactful early literacy activities that can help children develop the skills necessary to learn to read. These calendars emphasize talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing with the pre-readers in your life.

Click here for the November 2014 Early Literacy Calendar.

The November activities were compiled by the staff at the Kathryn Linnemann Branch in St. Charles. Use the calendar to make early literacy activities a part of your child’s daily routine!

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October Early Literacy Calendar

Every month, the children’s services staff of the St. Charles City-County Library District create an Early Literacy Calendar for the community. Each calendar includes fun, impactful early literacy activities that can help children develop the skills necessary to learn to read. These calendars emphasize talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing with the pre-readers in your life.

Click here for the October 2014 Early Literacy Calendar.

Use the calendar to make early literacy activities a part of your child’s daily routine!

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Friends Make Literacy Outreach Successful

Congratulations to the Friends of the Library – our partners in literacy! Thousands of customers shopped the August 2014 Book Fair and helped

Engaged Readers

These completely engaged young readers are the reason the Friends of the Library hold their annual book fair. For 27 years our Friends have promoted literacy by getting books into the hands of the community.

the Friends raise more than $80,000 to benefit our libraries and assist with the Library Foundation‘s literacy initiatives across St. Charles County. It’s refreshing to know that so many in our community continue to regard books as a valuable part of life. What is even more amazing is all that the Friends can do with proceeds from the book fair and the 250,000+ books, movies, music and more donated throughout the year. Here are just a few of the many ways that our Friends make an impact for literacy:

  • Donation of books to the Library Foundation for our Ready to Read and Books to You outreach programs and other community events.
  • Funding for Library District book discussion groups .
  • Free books to 90+ educators and non-profit agencies on the last day of the Book Fair.
  • Sponsorship of the Library District’s Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults.
The Friends are focused on getting books into the hands of anyone in the community who wants to read. The Library Foundation greatly appreciates their advocacy and support of our literacy initiatives and the work of Friends volunteers for the benefit of our library customers. Together we are making a difference for literacy in our community!

Click here to see photos from this year’s book fair.

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