Glencoe Public Library

Member of the Pioneerland Library System

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program, for children 0-5 years, is the collaboration of the Glencoe Public Library, Glencoe ECFC (Early Childhood and Family Education) and the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District. This is an exciting new reading program designed for pre-school children and their families. Developing literacy skills begins at birth through everyday interactions - sharing books, telling stories, singing songs, talking to one another, or pointing out and naming objects. Families-parents, grandparents, older siblings, and daycare providers play a powerful role in preparing young children for future school success and in becoming self confident and motivated learners.

How it works:
1) Register your child at the GPL and get your reading record to take home.
2) Write down the title of each library book that is read.
3) Receive a stamp for each 25 books read.
4) Receive a prize after every 100 books read.
5) Milestones will be celebrated in a spring event.

Saturday Morning Stories

A fun-filled story time every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the GPL!


Websites for Kids

The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am, Horton and the Whos, and the rest of the Seuss characters welcome you to Seussville, Dr. Seuss's playground in cyberspace. Appropriate for PreK and Elementary aged youth.

Short stories that concentrate on a vowel or blend sound. By clicking on a word, help is given. Appropriate for PreK and Elementary aged youth.

Junie B. Jones
The official Junie B. Jones website offers activities, puzzles, party ideas, information about the author, and a special section for teachers. Appropriate for Elementary youth and Parents/Teachers/Caregivers.

Harry Potter
Scholastic has created a fun-filled site for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Click on this site and find a trivia game, a pronunciation guide, owl posts and more. Appropriate for Elementary and Middle School aged youth.

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