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Dr. Whoot’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Dr. Whoot’s Story

I’m Dr. Whoot! I have a message to the residents of Carroll… to READ!

I understand how important it is to do well in school.  Reading is the key to learning everything else!  But early literacy (learning for children ages birth to 5 years old) is extremely important as well. It forms the foundation for what takes place in school. Talking to your child, singing with your child, sharing nursery rhymes and stories are all early literacy activities.  Children who enjoy books will WANT to learn to read.  So get involved in your child’s early literacy.  The friendly librarians at the Carroll Public Library will be glad to help.  Here are just a few suggestions:  visit the library, attend Story Time (there are two sessions weekly, Wednesday evening at 5:30 and Thursday morning at 10:00), register for the Rookie Reader summer reading program, and sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  You will be investing in your child’s future.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Here’s how to register your child for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

1) Stop by the library with your child and ask a librarian to help you register, or register through the Beanstack app or website.

2) Get your reading tracker, folder and instructions on how to track reading minutes.

3) Anyone can read with your child.  Reading done by caregivers at daycare centers or with grandparents counts too!

4) Return trackers to the library or log on Beanstack for prizes provided by the Friends of the Carroll Public Library!

Call the library at (712)792-3432 for more information. If you are a daycare facility, school or non-profit organization that serves children and families, call the library for more information.

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