Summer is here! And so are the Library’s summer reading clubs. Newborn babies through 23 months and their caregivers can join Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!This is a simple way to share activities with your baby/toddler that encourage a love of language and pre-literacy skills. It is also a fun way to become familiar with all the ways the Library can support new and growing families.
Caregivers must have an Elmhurst Public Library Card to register their child for the Summer Reading Program.
Beginning Saturday, June 2, caregivers can sign babies up in the Kids’ Library. You’ll receive a booklog to record your reading and activities. Beginning June 9, you can bring the log in each week to collect prizes.
Reading to your baby and sharing language is important right from the start. Reading to your toddler helps them to develop language skills and pre-literacy behaviors that all readers need. Two great resources for introducing your child to reading are:
EPL’s Good Books for Babies booklist: Find books that are great for sharing with your infant.
EPL’s Learning Garden, a library space especially for babies and their caregivers.