Kids

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Libraries build a foundation for children’s future success starting from the earliest stages of development. Librarians play a key role in helping children develop the basic tools for school readiness by teaching families the components of early literacyGCPL provides access and programs for students of all ages. For preschoolage children, we offer early literacy resources and storytimes to encourage school readiness.

There’s really something for everyone, and it’s all free with a library card. To sign up for a library card, visit your local branch or click the button below.

UPCOMING EVENTS

august, 2019

25aug2:00 pm3:00 pmSensory StorytimeCategory:StorytimeAudience:Kids

26aug10:30 am11:00 amToddler TimeCategory:Storytime,Storytime for Babies,Storytime for ToddlersAudience:Kids

26aug10:30 am11:30 amTummy TimeAudience:Kids,Family

26aug10:30 amStorytime at Alexander Park! Ages 3+Category:Storytime,Storytime at the ParkAudience:Kids,Family

26aug10:30 am11:00 amToddler TimeCategory:Early Childhood Literacy,Storytime for ToddlersAudience:Kids,Family

26aug10:30 am10:30 amHappy 50th Birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar! Ages 3-5Category:Early Childhood Literacy,Storytime,Storytime for PreschoolersAudience:Kids,Family

26aug11:30 am12:00 pmPreschool StorytimeCategory:Early Childhood Literacy,Storytime for PreschoolersAudience:Kids,Family

26aug1:00 pm1:00 pmLetter CampCategory:Early Childhood LiteracyAudience:Kids

FROM THE CATALOG

FEATURED DIGITAL RESOURCES

PressReader

PressReader delivers an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss, and share. Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries just as they appear in print.

Flipster

Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. Magazines can be downloaded to Android phones and tablets, Apple phones and tablets, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere. Lending periods vary by title.

Beanstack

With Beanstack, customers can get emailed recommendations, log their reading, register children for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and more.

OverDrive for Kids

With OverDrive for Kids, parents can feel comfortable knowing their children are browsing and borrowing books that are age, grade, and reading-level appropriate all inside an eReading Room.

GCPL Guides

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your expert, friendly librarians. Know what we know – find it in GCPLGuides!

Learning Express

LearningExpress is an online learning resource to advance a wide range educational and career goals.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 70 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here. And with free mobile apps, learning through film, and the coolest promotional materials around, it’s no wonder Mango is the most popular language-learning resource in public libraries.

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EARLY LITERACY TOOLS

1000 Books B4 Kindergarten
Keep track of all the books your child reads or that someone reads to your child. Research shows that reading books and sharing stories with your child is one of the best ways to help them enter school with the language skills they need to be ready to learn & grow. Sign in or create a new account to get started.

IPAD APPS
Learn about Early Literacy iPads loaded with apps that enhance the learning experience.

PARENT TOOLKIT GROWTH CHARTS (GCPS)
Track and support your child’s academic and personal growth and development with these growth charts. Find the information most relevant to your family by selecting your child’s age below.

STORY KITS
These kits are designed to promote early literacy. The kits contain books and a variety of themed activities. Visit your local branch to check out a Story Kit! Information for Child Care Centers, Camps, and other Large Groups

SOCIAL STORIES
These videos provide an introduction to the Suwanee and Dacula branches. Social Stories are a learning tool that help children know what to expect in a new situation.

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