The children’s staff will be launching a new early literacy program called WE Promise with our story time families beginning on October 5.
WE Promise was developed to promote reading with children six years old and under. Studies show that reading to your children for at least 15 minutes per day will help them become better readers. It also has been proven to create readers who love reading.
As a caregiver who is bringing your child to storytime, you already know that reading is important. You probably have many books at home but it is also key to share new books with your child. Children need to be consistently introduced to new books because they contain new words, new ideas and new images. All of this builds a child’s literary vocabulary. This is where the library and WE Promise come in.
Families who sign up will receive an awesome bag that they will bring back each week of the storytime session. They are to pick out at least 7 books to check out and show them to the children’s staff member who will punch a card. The children will receive prizes for completing 3 and 7 punches. Once a card is full, they will receive another and can keep earning prizes.
If you are interested in signing up for WE Promise, please talk to a Children’s Librarian.