Family Storytime: Overview

Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library

The Public Library Albuquerque Bernalillo County wants every child in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County to develop a life-long love of reading and learning. Children who are strong readers have a much greater chance of success at school, and research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school. [1][2]

Early Literacy is everything that a child know about reading before actually learning how to read. To help children and families develop critical Early Literacy skills, the Library has adopted Every Child Ready to Read®, an early childhood literacy program developed by the American Library Association. All of our weekly Storytimes incorporate elements of the Every Child Ready to Read® program, which you can practice at home on your own.

woman and child reading

We also have one-hour long Every Child Ready to Read® workshops that provide parents, grandparents, and caregivers tips on how to give young children a head start on a life of learning. Come learn how you can help your child develop Early Literacy skills through Talking, Reading Writing, Singing, and Playing . . . simple activities you probably do already! Guaranteed to be fun! Great handouts and free books too! The Every Child Ready to Read® workshops take place at various locations throughout the City of Albuquerque. Our hour-long Every Child Ready to Read® workshops are currently on hiatus until further notice.

[1] National Research Council. 1998. Preventing reading difficulties in young children.
    Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

[2] National Research Council. 2000. From neurons to neighborhoods: The science of early childhood development.
    Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Family Storytime

Family Storytime

A program for children of all ages, featuring books, puppets, music, movement, science activities, movies and/or crafts to encourage Early Literacy skills. All ages.

Upcoming Events

Storytimes at Library Branches

Weekly Storytimes

Weekly Storytime is a great opportunity for your children to socialize with other young children while developing communication, cognitive, and fine motor skills. Weekly Storytimes occur every day at various library branches where children can listen to stories and participate in fun-filled age appropriate activities.

 

Storytimes @ Library Branches

Preschool Storytime

Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of Early Literacy skills in young children, using the guidelines from the Every Child Ready to Read program. Ages 3 -5

Music and Movement Storytime

Enjoy a fun way to develop Early Literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, singing, stories and exploration of simple musical concepts. Ages 0-6

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that includes Early Literacy fun with books, songs, fingerplays and body movement. Ages 0-3 

Family Storytime

A program for children of all ages, featuring books, puppets, music, movement, science activities, movies and/or crafts to encourage Early Literacy skills. All ages.

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