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Early Literacy

Medina County District Library is dedicated to promoting early literacy for the little ones of Medina County. Our Children's Librarians provide resources and programs to support parents who are their children's first teachers.

Story Times at MCDL

Best Books...

Babies & Toddlers

Ages 4-8

Ages 9-12

Early Literacy Monthly Calendar

May 2017

every child ready to read

Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) @ Medina County District Library is a parent education initiative. It stresses that early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child's life. This includes parents, caregivers, teachers, AND library staff!

These websites offer more information on Early Literacy:

Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness. Book suggestions, literacy milestones, and other useful information can be found on their website:

Zero to Three is a nonprofit organization that offers training and support to anyone who interacts with infants and toddlers. The site offers development charts, tips and tools about child development, and information on school readiness planning. Visit

Get Ready to Read! Is a great source for parents and educators who are interested in developing early literacy skills in the years leading up to Kindergarten. Resource tabs include "Getting the Most Out of Picture Books" and "Quality TV Shows That Focus on Early Literacy".

Reading Rockets is a national literacy initiative that offers resources on how kids learn to read, why many struggle, and how adult interactions can help. Free videos, articles, and useful guides are provided at

Literacy skills start at birth, and the Read To Your Baby site offers great tips and practical suggestions on how your child will benefit from you reading and talking.

Preparing your child for Kindergarten can't start too early. Take a look at what the state of Ohio expects for testing.

Early Literacy Tips from PBS:

Author, and Early Childhood Literacy Trainer, Saroj Ghoting offers some great tips and helpful hints on her website:

Every Child deserves the joy of reading and the life skills that literacy brings. Colorado Libraries have a great site for Early Literacy (CLEL) -

Medina County ROCKS Medina County R.O.C.K.S. is an interactive workshop based program series for parents and their kindergarten-age children to attend together. Each workshop has informational speakers for parents, interactive programs for the children and reading readiness activities that parents and children complete together. The workshops are each 2 hours long and children and parents who participate in ALL workshops in the series will show the greatest gains in skills. Learn more

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