Infants, toddlers and preschoolers develop oral language and pre-literacy skills every day that will help them become readers.  The South Beloit Public Library is here to provide services for younger children to help them be ready for school.

Storytime for Littles

This program is a time for rhymes, books and songs geared for children under 36 months of age and their parereading-south-beloit-librarynt/caregiver.  The goal of the program is to introduce the caregivers to some new things to do with their children and model key early childhood things, including the value of repetition.  At the end of the program there is time for play and sharing.  This program is held every Thursday morning at 10 am.

Preschool Storytime

This library storytime is a fun and interactive opportunity for children to build literacy and reading readiness skills.  Developmentally appropriate stories, games, crafts and activities are used to create a fun and creative environment.  For 3 years of age and up, this program is held every Friday morning at 10 am.

Little Builders Club

Little Builders Club is a time for brick-building fun just right for preschoolers and their fun-loving adult.  Using our DUPLO blocks, children strengthen problem solving, building, mathematical, and vocabulary skills.  This hour of building fun allows the adult to play and interact with the child while challenging their imagination.  This program is held the first Monday night of the month at 6 pm.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

This fun and exciting self-paced early literacy program for children ages 0-5 encourages families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books to their preschoolers before they enter school.  This program was developed to increase awareness of the importance of reading to very young children as well as encouraging parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher.  Families can sign up at any time and each goal of 100 books is rewarded.

Summer Reading Club

Although the program is intended to keep school-age children reading all summer long and prevent summer slide, preschoolers are welcome to join in the fun of weekly reading goals and small prizes.  Being read to counts the same as reading for this age group and we encourage reading for all over the summer months.

And More…

The library has interactive materials available for our young patrons from i-pads loaded with apps designed for preschoolers, to traditional games and puzzles, flannelboard fun, and of course lots of age appropriate books!

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