Here at the Bartholomew County Public Library, we believe that literacy begins at birth, and our goal is to support children and caregivers in becoming lifelong learners. We offer several storytimes per week for kids of all ages. We also offer monthly storytimes in French and in Spanish. All of our storytimes include books, songs, and opportunities to play, and many also incorporate crafts or other activities. Around our department, you’ll find a variety of play areas, including a dramatic play station, a puppet theater, a weekly craft table, puzzles, games, storytime kits, and of course, books! We strive to support the 5 practices in everything we do.
The information on this handout is a direct derivative of the Every Child Ready to Read initiative. For more information about ECRR, and about early literacy in general, we encourage you to check out the additional resources linked on this page.