The Library is now open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Curbside is still available.
The Library is now open the following hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Curbside is still available.


Early Lit

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  • For children ages 2-3 and their parents/caregivers.
  • Preregister for this program online beginning the preceding Monday.
  • Please register yourself and each child that will be attending with you.
  • As space is limited, please be on time. Standby patrons will be given your registration spot as early as 9:35 am.

kids-early-literacy-fun-lettersFirst Monday

Fun with Letters and Writing
9:30 - 10:00 am | Story Room

Participate in activities that help children learn narrative skills and letter names, shapes, and sounds.

Registration Closed


kids-early-literacy-fun-readingSecond Monday

Fun with Reading and Vocabulary
9:30 - 10:00 am | Story Room

Learn how to use talking and reading to boost vocabulary and pre-reading skills.

Registration Closed


kids-early-literacy-fun-singingThird Monday

Fun with Singing and Playing
9:30 - 10:00 am | Story Room

Learn how to make singing and playing a daily time of learning for your child.



kids-early-literacy-fun-science-mathFourth Monday

Fun with Science and Math
9:30 - 10:00 am | Story Room

Engage in activities that help children learn early science and math concepts through age-appropriate materials and activities.

Registration Closed


You can help your child be ready to read by doing these five simple activities every day. You can use these five practices to provide fun learning experiences for children of different ages and interests:

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Children's reading success in school starts with positive language and literacy experiences beginning at birth.

Children who start kindergarten ready to learn to read have greater success throughout their school years. They are more likely to read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade. Children who read at or above grade level by the end of 4th grade are much more likely to graduate from high school and be successful readers and learners throughout their life.

These easy-to-remember tips can be incorporated easily into daily moments with young children and start them on their journey to be ready to read:

Talk: Conversations between parents and children are one of the best ways to help children learn new information and new words. Make sure your child has lots of opportunities to talk with you, not just listen to your talk. Respond to what your child says, and follow his or her lead.

Sing: Singing slows down language so children can hear different parts of words and notice how they are alike and different.

Read: No matter what your child's age, reading together with your child--or shared reading--is the single most important activity that you can do to help your child get ready to read.

Write: Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words as they see print used in their daily lives. They develop a knowledge of the purpose and meaning of reading through writing.

Play: Pretend play helps children think symbolically and develop oral language skills. As children play store or pretend to be an animal, they talk about what they're doing. They practice putting thoughts in to words.


Source: Every Child Ready to Read @your library 2nd edition. Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).

In English >

La Biblioteca de Provo esta ofreciendo clases cada mes para ayudar a los padres y niños a aprender acerca de Alfabetización Temprana.

Clase de Alfabetización Temprana en Español para padres con sus niños de 0 a 4 años.

Esta clase se dará el primer lunes de cada mes a las de 11 de la mañana, en el Salón de Cuentos.

La lectura es esencial para el éxito en la escuela y en la vida.

Estudios han demostrado que niños que comienzan en kindergarten con buenas bases de lectura, son los que terminan siendo buenos lectores.

Estudios muestran que hay un porcentaje de niños de 35% que ingresan a kínder sin las buenas bases de lectura. (Read to Learn, a 1991 Carnegie Foundation Report)

Niños que no han desarrollado algunas bases de lectura al tiempo de ingresar a la escuela tienen  la desventaja de 3 a 4 de dejar la escuela en los años mas avanzados. (National Adult Literacy Survey, 2002)

37% de niños de 4to grado y 26% de los de 8vo grado están leyendo bajo las normas del grado correspondiente.

Usted es la primera maestra de su niño y su hogar es el sitio donde su niño comienza a aprender.

Usted conoce su niño I sabe lo que le gusta o no. Usted puede ver sus capacidades o su disposición.

Usted pasa todo el día con su niño, y a los niños les encanta hacer cosas con sus padres.

Para tener éxito leyendo, los niños necesitan aprender el código y entender  su significado.

Aprender el código significa que pueden notar la escritura, saber el nombre de las letras y sus sonidos, y escuchar los sonidos que componen las palabras.

Comprendiendo el significado incluye saber lo que significa cada palabra individualmente (vocabulario) y comprendiendo que significa cuando las palabras estan juntas en piezas largas de lenguaje como oraciones, párrafos, y toda una historia.

Usted puede ayudar a su niño a estar listo para leer haciendo estas cinco actividades todos los días:

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Puede usar estas cinco prácticas para proveer experiencias amenas de acuerdo a diferentes edades e intereses.