Early Literacy

Early Literacy

Picture Books by Native Authors

Explore Native American viewpoints with these selections for young readers.

Celebrate the Art of Picture Books

Planning your next vacation? Love picture books? Check out these museums dedicated to the art of picture book illustration.

Playing to Learn

Children learn through play at Xenia Community Library.

Books to Make You Move

Sometimes children want to snuggle up and sit still for a story, but some days they need to move, move, move!

Talk Together: Toddlers

Self-expression through talking stimulates brain development, which underlies all learning.

American Sign Language for Babies

Many families try to help their babies communicate wants and needs with signs as a bridge to oral language development.

Little Coders

Are you ever too young to learn computer programming concepts? Not according to these board books!
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Featured Author: Denise Fleming

Denise uses a special papermaking method to create stories like This Is the Nest That Robin Built and Underground right here in Ohio.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading with your baby, toddler, or preschooler is one of the best ways to help them become a lifelong reader.

Sing Together: Preschoolers

Songs are a wonderful way for your child to learn about language.

New Poet Laureate of the United States

Get to know poet Joy Harjo by reading her picture book: The Good Luck Cat.

Hooray for Dad!

On Father's Day, or any day of the year, try one of these picture books featuring dads.

Read Together: Babies

Shared reading is the single most important way to help children get ready to read and become proficient readers.

Featured Author: Eric Carle

Happy 50th birthday to The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Find this and other favorite stories to share in the library catalog.

Babies Need Words Every Day: Concepts

Concept books help children start to label and identify their world.
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