News Review
Early Childhood Reading Programs at Longview Public Library
Posted Date: 12/4/2013
Young children are Very Ready Readers at the Longview Public Library. All weekly programs run between January 21 and March 15. Registration is required for all Wednesday – Friday weekly programs. Sign up starting January 14.

Mondays & Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fun Hours. Children 5 & younger with an adult are invited to drop in for these unstructured play dates in a learning-rich pre-literacy environment. Board books, foam blocks, sensory play and more! No registration required.
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mother Goose Time. Babies 0-18 months and their grownups join Family Literacy Coordinator Jennifer King for this bouncy, bubbly, book time.
Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime. Three year olds and up are Very Ready Readers as Youth Services Librarian Jan E.V.W. Hanson shares stories, songs and silliness.
Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Play & Learn. Three - five year olds will enjoy The Very Ready Reader, a research-based curriculum developed by The World of Eric Carle. Longview Public Library is proud to be an early adopter for this program, which will include a snack, sensory and creative activities, trained readers and care-giver handouts. Each week explores the themes: 1. Share Books, 2. Share Sounds, 3. Share Words, 4. Share Rhymes, 5. Share Songs, 6. Share Stories, 7. Share Playtime, and 8. Share Tech.
Fridays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Toddler Time. Nursery rhymes and interactive stories encourage emergent literacy for 18 – 35 month olds and their grownups.
Saturdays: January 11, February 8 and March 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fingerplay Camp. 0-3 year olds. Family Literacy Coordinator Jennifer King presents fun ways to make literacy come alive with your little one. Each event stands alone; registration not required!

Library events are always free for everyone. For more information, contact the Longview Public Library at 360.442.5301, or click on the “Kids” link at

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