Read & Play: Early Literacy Resources @ SLCL


Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. The period between birth and five years old is the time to lay the foundation for future success in school. St. Louis County Library is committed to promoting early literacy within the community.

Activity Calendars 

We have lots of programs and activities to help your child become a reader.

  • Enjoy a story time at your local branch.
  • Check out a FLIP (Family Literacy Involvement Program) Kit.
  • Love to sing? Watch these videos of our story time staff performing some of their favorite songs and finger plays.
  • Our children's areas have activities intended to help children with their pre-reading skills. Look for the bright yellow signs and rocket the next time you visit.


What specific tips on helping your children become a reader? Check out these Five Strategies for Creating a Reader.

Story Time

Song & Finger Play Videos

Rhythm & Tunes

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