Early Literacy Outreach
According to a report released by the Kentucky Center for Statistics, 54.5% of Campbell County’s incoming kindergartners are considered kindergarten ready. To address this community need, the library employs outreach staff to help spread early literacy skills throughout our community. Available services are listed below.
Story Time Visits to Child Care Providers
An early literacy outreach programmer or librarian will visit your location for an early literacy based story time geared towards kindergarten readiness. Each story time will include age appropriate books, songs and other activities.
Book Care Packages
Book Care Packages allow you to request books for an at-home story time! Let us know your child’s favorite themes and topics, and we will pull up to 10 books and audio materials for you to take home.
The library offers free developmental screenings for children ages one month to five years. Screenings can help identify your child’s strengths as well as any areas (speech, physical ability, social skills, problem-solving skills, social-emotional development) where your child may need support.
Story Time Kits
Each themed kit contains books, manipulatives, music CDs and an activity guide. Activity guides suggest how to use kit materials – songs, fingerplays, flannel board sets, puppets, craft ideas and more – to incorporate early literacy skills. These kits may be checked out by child care providers, in-home providers, preschools and patrons with teacher cards.
- Classic Tales
- Community Helpers
- Dinosaurs Kit #1
- Dinosaurs Kit #2
- Ducks & Geese
- Eric Carle
- Five Senses
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Fun & Games (picture #1)
- Healthy Me
- Insects Kit #1
- Insects Kit #2
- Nursery Rhymes
- Pete the Cat
- Safari Animals
- S.T.E.M (picture #2)
Submit your request online, and a librarian will craft a collection especially for your class.
Hear World Languages
Northern Kentucky University’s Department of World Languages and Literatures helped us create videos of children’s stories being read in five different languages. Professors and students participated in the project, and we are extremely thankful for their help in showing the importance of speaking and reading in a parent’s native language to encourage early literacy practices at home.
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About Carol, outreach services coordinator
Carol is a librarian with many years of experience working with NKY children. If you’d like to speak to her about the department’s free services, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 859-572-5035, ext. 350.
About Stacey, early literacy outreach librarian
Stacey is a children’s librarian who grew up in Campbell County. She has worked with children in NKY for several years. To learn more about the department’s free services, email her at email@example.com or call her at 859-572-5035, ext. 351.