Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.
Children prepare to read long before they enter school. In fact, early literacy skills begin to develop right from birth. A child’s positive early experiences with books and language lay the foundation for success in learning to read.
Reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration by pairing classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.
Early Literacy Programs at the Library
Winnipeg Public Library Early Literacy Programs are designed by Library staff to support the development of early literacy skills.
Early Literacy Programs are offered in 8-week sessions in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Registration is required for all pre-school programs except select Family Story Time programs, which are drop-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Library branches may rotate the programs they offer.
Early literacy is a priority during the summer as well. Keep an eye on the newsletter and online program calendar for non-sessional programs supporting early literacy, such as Babies Love Books for babies newborn to 18 months and a parent/caregiver, or our family-friendly drop-in program, Ready, Set, Read!
From late June to the end of August, Winnipeg Public Library participates in the TD Summer Reading Club, encouraging families with kids from babies up to 12 years old to enjoy books and reading all summer long with fun activity booklets and programs.
Programs and events at Winnipeg Public Library are always free and open to everyone, regardless of Library membership. Some programs require registration; others are drop-in. There are three ways to register: online, in-person, or by phone (unless otherwise noted).
Early Literacy Resources from the Winnipeg Public Library