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Early Literacy Activities: READ

Of course literacy has everything to do with reading… but your child can do a whole lot of literacy learning before they can actually read! The best pre-reading activity you can do with your baby or toddler is to enjoy a book together, whether you read all the words or not. Making books and reading a cozy experience with a loved one will help kids associate reading with happiness and fun.

Richardson Olmsted Battle of the Books

The battle is on! Just because you’re not in school right now doesn’t mean the Richardson-Olmsted Battle of the Books can’t continue! In collaboration with your 4th grade teachers, we are presenting the RO Battle of the Books online.

This year, due to our special circumstances, the Battle is open for voting by all RO students in grades 3, 4, or 5! Click here to find out more!

Contact kids@amesfreelibrary.org with any questions.

TEENS: Teen Book Cloud

Looking for something to do while stuck inside? Need something to read? Check out Teen Book Cloud, an online database with ebooks, audio books, and even graphic novels! Including classics like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, and numerous Shakespeare plays. Thanks to Tumblebooks, our library has access to this resource through the end of August. Visit the library's downloads page and scroll down to access this resource.

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