Early Learning

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play

Encourage Literacy Skills

Research shows that ages 0-5 are the most important time for children to develop their brains & attitudes towards reading.

 

*Tip* Not every child will sit and listen to stories. Try reading aloud while they are playing nearby. They are still building early literacy skills as they sit nearby!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Greenwood Library

Earn a prize for every 100 books you read to your child. Get your reading logs, book suggestions and more information about the program on Greenwood Public Library's site.

South Coastal Library

Follow the 1000 Books before Kindergarten program with the South Coastal Library. For every 100 books read, you earn a free board book. Download your reading log and details on South Coastal Public Library's site.

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Baby Bookworms

We have classes dedicated to introducing babies and toddlers to the world of nursery rhymes, movement, and books:

 

Tuesday - Seaford 10:30 am (0-4y), Greenwood 6 pm (0-4y) Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesday - Millsboro 9:30 am (babies), South Coastal 10 am (0-2y) Wiggle Worms, Lewes 10:30 am (0-3y), Bridgeville 10 am (3m-2y) Lap Sit Storytime

Thursday - South Coastal 10 am (0-5y), Milford 10:30 am (1-2y)

Friday - Rehoboth 10:30 am (1-3y) Literacy & Learning

Saturday - South Coastal 9:30 am (0-5y)

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LEAP & PAWS Partnerships for Early Literacy & Learning

Join a PAWS (Paws for People) or LEAP (Literacy Education Assistance Pup) dog at a Sussex County Library near you for a one-on-one, nonjudgemental reading session.  Children may practice their reading skills for the specially trained dogs and their handlers.  

Find a PAWS or LEAP dog reading session at the following Libraries:

Summer Reading Challenges
Throughout Sussex County

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We're building a better world and starting with each of our communities!

Join Sussex County Libraries this summer for our Summer Reading Challenges happening at a library near you.  We have plenty of programs, events, & challenges to keep all ages entertained and reading this summer:

Summer Reading 2017

 

 

ABC Mouse

Available in the libraries only, ABC Mouse is a child-safe, advertisement free early learning site for children, age 2 - 7 covering:
  • Kids Phonics
  • Reading
  • Science & Social Studies
  • Art

Check it out at your nearest Sussex County Library.

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