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Early Learning Opportunities

What you do helps your child get ready to read! According to research, there are six pre-reading skills that children must learn in order to learn to read. Activities you do to support each of these skills will change as your child grows!

Help get your child ready to read
Helping Children how to read

Together we Are Stronger

Whitman County Library

Whitman County Library partners with 40 agencies in the Palouse Resource Network, providing education, resources, and support to families and communities of the Palouse.

Programs and Services

  • Professionally trained staff incorporates the six pre-reading skills in all programs
  • Baby Time / Lap Sit Programs / Pajama Time - Contact Sheri
  • Story time and Summer Reading Programs - Contact Sheri
  • Hands-on Science Programs
  • Early Literacy outreach programs to preschools, daycares, and Head Start
  • Quality collections for early learners - Contact Sheri
  • Themed Program Boxes for use by:
    • Library Staff
    • Preschool Providers
    • Educators
    • Parents
  • Learning Style Consultations
  • Vision Screening
  • Newborn Packets to hospitals filled with parenting resources, early literacy information, a baby board book, and more.
  • Special parenting collection addresses pre-natal through teenage years
  • Parenting Classes & Events - Contact Sheri
    • Annual Family Fair
    • Special events and guest experts
    • ABC's of Parenting
    • Ignite Your Child's Mind
    • Every Child Ready to Read
    • Healthy / Social Beginnings
    • Nurturing Parenting
    • Preparation for School Success
    • S.T.A.R.S. Accredited
  • Information and referral - Contact Sheri
  • News Articles / Public Awareness - Contact Kristie
  • Programs travel to YOUR location