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Print Motivation

Print Motivation is a child's interest in and enjoyment of books. A child with strong print motivation enjoys being read to, plays with books, pretends to write and asks to be read to. 


Children who enjoy books and reading will be curious about reading and motivated to learn to read for themselves. Encourage print motivation in your child by making shared book reading a special time, keeping books accessible and letting your child see that you enjoy reading.

Fun ways to learn print motivation:

  • Use funny voices and gestures while reading with your child.
  • Stop (or shift gears) when it is no longer fun. Length of time is not important. Having fun is!
  • Have a comfortable area to share reading time together.
  • Read while your child is playing with blocks, cars, puzzles, etc.—they’ll still be soaking up all that rich language while keeping their hands busy!
  • Trips to the library are fun, motivational and FREE!
  • Sep
    20

    Family Story Time - Buckeye Lake

    10:30 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Sep
    20

    Story Time at River Road Coffeehouse on the Square

    10:30 AM @ Community Outreach

    Join the Library at River Road Coffeehouse for stories, songs and fun! Located on the downtown Newark square—26 North Park Place.

  • Sep
    21

    Saturday Tales

    11:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Join us for stories and songs in this fun for all-ages story time every Saturday!

  • Sep
    23

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Utica

    10:00 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • Sep
    23

    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.