Fall 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.
Sing a Song  

Why is singing such an important part of early literacy?
For a great explanation, check out this article from Songs for Teaching.

Play Grow Read

Has someone in your house started preschool this fall?
Use these printable cards to help your child practice
counting and learn about shapes, opposites and colors.
Check out many other fun literacy building activities on KDL's Play-Grow-Read page. 
Calling All Early Childhood Teachers!

Our friends at Michigan State University's Extension Program are looking for Early Childhood Teachers to participate in a research study.

Check out the following link for details:

Get Creative  

After enjoying all of the wonderful art exhibited around town
during Art Prize, check out the library's selection of picture books about art.

One of our favorites is Art & Max by David Weisner.

Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media,
with unexpected consequences.