Early Literacy

Here at the Grand Ledge Area District Library we understand that supporting your child’s development can be overwhelming. We are here to help! We are proud to provide quality programming to help guide the development of skills relevant to literacy such as listening, playing, making noise, matching, identifying shapes, and much more!

 

Discovery Packs of Learning

Our Discovery Packs enable pre-k to elementary school level learning about a selection of topics. Discovery Packs are ideal for hands on learners. Each black mesh backpack contains a selection of items such as books, flash cards, card games, puzzles, puppets, musical instruments, and DVDs.

Explore our selection of Discovery Packs!

 

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Book Bundles

Our book bundles contain 4-6 books on a particular topic or theme. Possible topics include dinosaurs, insects, the alphabet, and trains. Pick one up in the children’s department today!

Give us a call at 517-627-7014 and tell us what your child is interested in and we can choose some titles for you.  OR fill out our handy form and give us at least 4 business hours and we will have a Book Bundle ready for you! Let us find a bundle of books for your young reader, based on their reading level and interests!

 

Literacy Booster Packs

Worried about the 3rd grade reading law? Does your child need more practice with reading? Check out one of our literacy booster packs. Literacy booster packs are geared to help your child get ready for third grade. The packs are meant for children ages 5-9 years old who need help with phonics, sight words, and comprehension skills. Each kit  contains books, workbooks, flash cards, and a game; available for a three-week long checkout.

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All-in-one Read Along!

There’s no need for computers, tablets, or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read.

VOX Books help capture a child’s reading attention while make learning and literacy development fun. The call number for all VOX Books is VOX, then Author’s Last Name. We are adding more titles each quarter, so keeping visiting our shelves! 

Explore our catalog of VOX talking books!

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Bookflix

Streaming picture books and ebooks for PreK-3rd grade

BookFlix pairs classic animated stories from Weston Woods with nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  Try out a Curious George story and a read-along ebook to answer all your 2nd grader’s questions about monkeys!  140 pairs of fiction/non-fiction including 38 Spanish versions.  Offers read-along and read-to-me, games, and “meet the creator” to introduce authors to young readers.

Picnic Storytime

Preschool Storytime / Picnic Playdate

Preschool Storytime for 1-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Literacy enhancing activities include: reading stories and talking about them; singing; learning rhymes and fingerplays as we build fine and gross motor skills; learning the conventions and structure of language and having fun too! Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers.  Weather permitting Storytime is often held outside as a Picnic Playdate!

We will be following all current safety guidelines for masks & social distancing — we would love to see you!

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Listen & Learn with LAFCU

LAFCU is excited present a program that makes listening, learning, and reading fun in a virtual environment.  Check out pre-corded stories, call in to story line at 517-622-6789 and join them for Special Events with a variety of community partners. Learn more at lafcu.com/read

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Adventure Club Storytime

As a part of the Visiting Storytimes program, GLADL brings age-appropriate storytimes to the Adventure Club after school care program. Although a literacy-enhancing program, this is a time of relaxation and enjoyment at the end of a busy school day. For younger children, GLADL selects a variety of picture books and stories, songs, and activities connected in a theme such as manners, Christmas, or friendship. Older children hear selections from classic to contemporary chapter books, with discussion to enhance comprehension. Handouts may include coloring pages and/or information on the reading, and suggestions of other books their child might enjoy.

GLADL Storytellers bring stories to life!

Visiting Storytime

(Formerly known as Storytime-To-Go)

Trained GLADL staff bring Storytime out of the library-– to visit and read to children at local schools, preschools and childcare centers. A Visiting Storytime includes important elements of literacy, such as reading from several picture books; songs and rhymes; fingerplays, or other age-appropriate movement activities. Coloring sheets or other “take-home” handouts are often included for younger children.

Call or email to request a visit from one of our traveling storytellers!

517-627-7014 | progcoord@gladl.org

Virtual Storytime

New Storytimes posted twice a month– or visit anytime to watch your favorites.  We’ll share stories and songs from the GLADL collection.

If you’re looking for ways to challenge a student/child in their progress towards  literacy excellence? Check out our new Reading Challenges for grades K-4.

Kid's Catalog
Kid's Catalog

Our Kid’s Catalog has lots of series, chapter books and categories to choose from — all with friendly book covers for our younger readers to make choosing easier.