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January 2015
Welcome to KDL's new and improved early literacy newsletter! 
We hope you like our new mobile-friendly format.

Click on the links below for fun early literacy activities 
that help kids get ready to read.

View and print our Early Literacy Calendar.
See the schedule of programs for families and young children and storytimes.
Find the KDL branch nearest you.
Can You Carry a Tune?  
Did you know that singing with children helps them learn to read?
Learn why in this Ready to Read video from Kent District Library.

Ready to Read: Singing
Ready to Read: Singing


Play - Grow - READ!
Save money and stir up some fun at the same time by making your own Slimey Putty and Moon Sand with these printable craft recipe cards featured on KDL's Play-Grow- Read.
KDLville Spotlight
The Alto Branch is currently featuring a Science Imagination Station sponsored by Consumers Energy. Kids can experiment with building blocks, magnetic gears, and child safe mirrors. These fun activities will be sure to inspire budding scientists and engineers.

Lighten Up!
Enjoy these playful picture books that promote movement, dance,
games and fun for children and adults to share.

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