Early Literacy Programs

Our Children’s Room offers numerous early literacy programs to enhance a child’s love of learning, fostering educational building blocks for children during their critical, early years of life. These programs are offered free of charge to all children from birth through preschool years. These are foundational years to ensure success when they enter school.

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Jan 2023

Books and Blankies - January 31, 2023 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Books and Blankies - January 31, 2023 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Feb 2023

Mother Goose - February 2, 2023 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Books and Blankies - February 7, 2023 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Books and Blankies - February 7, 2023 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Mother Goose - February 9, 2023 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Books and Blankies - February 14, 2023 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Books and Blankies - February 14, 2023 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Mother Goose - February 16, 2023 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Mar 2023

Books and Blankies - March 7, 2023 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge is Now Available in Beanstack! To learn more, visit Beaman Library's Beanstack page.

Early literacy (reading and writing) does not mean early reading instruction or teaching babies to read; it is the natural development of skills through the enjoyment of books, the importance of positive interactions between babies and parents, and the critical role of literacy-rich experiences. Literacy development begins at birth and is closely linked to a baby's earliest experiences with books and stories. Babies learn language through social literacy experiences - parents interacting with them using books. These experiences also serve to associate books with parental affection, attention, and approval.

-The American Library Association

Beaman Library Children's Room YouTube channel

Enjoy storytimes and get samplings of books right from home with Beaman Library Children's Room YouTube channel

First Fridays

Each week Ms Sue will read first chapters of books that are new to our Library! If you are interested in reading further, just request the book. If you need help in making the request, just call the Library!

For Parents

Our Children’s Room offers a wealth of resources for parents and caregivers. There is a large collection of books to assist parents and caregivers as they navigate child rearing. Our contemporary parenting collection includes children from birth through their middle school years. Topics range from sleep issues, dealing with a fussy eater, working on building better self-esteem, learning disabilities, homeschooling and more.
In addition to print offerings, we have eBooks, eAudio books, and magazines that may be downloaded with your library card through the CW MARS catalog.
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