Your Teaching and Learning Partner
Engaging a child's desire to learn can be a challenge—that's why Licking County Library offers a variety of resources to foster a child's love of literacy. From access to eResources like TumbleBooks to our specially curated classroom collections, LCL has the tools to encourage children to become life-long learners.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
One of the most powerful ways to boost a child’s brain power is by reading!
That’s why LCL supports the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It is a fun, exciting and free way to start your child on the right path. Stop by any LCL location to register and start tracking what your child reads. For every 100 books logged, your child gets a small prize or book.
Before you know it, you’ll have reached 1,000 books, received multiple prizes and have a child ready to read! For easier tracking, there is an app for your device by 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and can be accessed in your phone's store.
Enroll your child in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and we’ll send them a FREE BOOK every month until their fifth birthday. The time you spend reading with your child opens their mind to faraway places, exciting adventure and sets them on the pathway to an interest in lifelong learning. Read to your child—it’s a wise investment in their future and the future of our community. If your child lives in Licking County, register for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library here or at any library location in Licking County. For details on the program, click here.
LCL has a variety of story time sessions for all ages. Check our Story Time page for details.
LCL is happy to help teachers connect with students by putting together collections that complement and enhance lesson plans. Do you need multiple copies of the same book? It is as easy as clicking here.
Classroom collections are a way for teachers and homeschool educators to connect students with the resources that they need. Let us help by putting together collections that complement and enhance your lesson plans. Requests can be placed in-person, over the phone, or through our online form. Read about our guidelines, contact us for additional information at 740.349.5550 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give your family the opportunity to meet and learn with other homeschool families. It's also a great way for your children to socialize with their peers and lets you network with other homeschool families.
Early Literacy Skills
Parents and teachers play an important part in encouraging a child’s love of reading. Developing literacy skills starts at birth through reading stories, singing songs and playing together.
Early literacy means laying a strong foundation so your child is ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten. Have FUN with your child and learn important skills without even realizing it!
The six early literacy skills are:
Letter Knowledge – Knowing the names, shapes and sounds of letters
Narrative Skills – Ability to describe things and events and tell stories
Phonological Awareness – Ability to hear and play with smaller sounds in words
Print Awareness – Understanding how a book works
Print Motivation – A child’s interest in and enjoyment of books
Vocabulary – Knowing names of things, understanding the meaning of words