March 2015
Welcome to KDL's early literacy newsletter!

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.
Flower Power!

Think Spring with this Tulip Name Puzzle from How Wee Learn.
A child's name is one of the first words he or she learns to easily recognize and spell.
This simple craft is a great way to practice fine motor and early literacy skills.
Play - Grow - READ!
Did you know that the Kent District Library partners with many
other local organizations to help support Early Literacy in Kent County?
Check out some of our Early Literacy Partners on our Play-Grow-Read website.
KDLville Spotlight

Youth Librarian Shannon Vanderhyde loves this

building blocks table at the Krause Memorial (Rockford) Branch.

"It isn't unusual to see parents and children sitting around it, creating buildings, vehicles, or even robots and using the blocks

helps children practice those small motor skills and strengthen

those finger muscles to get them ready to write!"





Book Review 
Our youth librarians love this new picture book, and you will too.


Ready Rabbit Gets Ready! by Brenna Maloney


Will Ready Rabbit be ready for school on time?  Absolutely, right after riding his imaginary spaceship, rescuing a whale and getting a bit tangled up in the toothpaste.