The Chandler Public Library is happy to celebrate Read Across America Day 2017! We recognize the important role of libraries in developing early literacy skills, and we are committed to the goal of providing literacy services “at every age, at every stage.”
Read Across America Day, March 2, coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss and celebrates his legacy of early literacy by encouraging every child in every community to celebrate reading. Celebrate at the library with our Dr. Seuss storytimes: March 1 at 11 a.m. at the Hamilton Library, or March 11 at 2 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Visit the links for more information; no registration is required.
Learn more about High Five and early literacy:
While traditional birth-through-five library programs have focused only on children, in more recent years librarians have concluded that we could have an even greater impact on early literacy through educating caregivers. To this end, the Chandler Library developed a series of programs for children and their caregivers called “High Five.” The goal of our High Five programs is to encourage adults to act as their child’s first teacher, and to model and share pre-reading activities that can be easily replicated at home. Learn more about our programs and book suggestions for 0-5, get tips for doing your own High Five activities at home, and check out our blog posts for even more ideas to encourage early literacy.