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Support early literacy skills and reading readiness everyday.

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.

I Love My Library!

Celebrate libraries and reading with a fun booklist created by Winnipeg Public Library. There are early literacy tips and lots of great books for children and families to enjoy. Click the image below to download. 

Books for Babies

A selection of wonderful books for you and your baby to share together. 

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 early literacy programs. Library branches may rotate the programs they offer.

Early literacy is a priority during the summer as well. Keep an eye on the Program & Events Calendar for non-sessional programs supporting early literacy, such as Baby Rhyme Time for babies newborn to 18 months and a caregiver, or Toddler Time for children ages 19-36 months and a caregiver. 

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.