April 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.
Growing Fine Motor Skills

Spring seed planting is a perfect opportunity to strengthen fine motor skills.
Fantastic Fun and Learning has some awesome ideas to get young fingers working
and minds growing!
Free Classes for Parents and Caregivers

Did you know that the Kent District Library offers free classes on early childhood topics for parents and caregivers? Check out the spring selection of Early Childhood Essentials classes to learn about sensory play, toddler math and other topics.
These programs are for adults only though, so leave the little ones at home.

You Can Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Take the pledge and we'll show you how easy it is. Nearly 1,000 children took the pledge in February alone, and most are well on their way!

Learn more here or visit any KDL branch to sign up. 


Book Review 


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


What's more exciting than waiting for an egg to hatch? All kinds of creatures hatch from eggs. Have fun trying to guess what will emerge from the eggs in this book.