Storytime / Early Literacy

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at LPCPL

At La Porte County Public Library, we embrace and celebrate the diverse communities we serve and hope that all customers will see themselves represented authentically in the materials we offer. In an effort to ensure LPCPL is providing content that not only reflects... read more

Hanna StoryWalk® is Ready!

We are excited to announce that the first Hanna StoryWalk® is now on display! Presenting Jump, Frog, Jump by Robert Kalan: StoryWalks® combines literacy, exercise, nature, and family bonding. The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and... read more

The Power of Play from Birth to Age Three

Children want to understand how the world works, and they can do this through play. One of the most important ways to support your child’s development is by playing with them. Your child will let you know what interests them, so follow their lead. He or she will want... read more

Introduce Babies to Books

The development of early literacy skills begins at birth. It is important to introduce babies to books and reading at an early age. “At this age,” writes Pamela Kramer in her article How to Introduce Baby to Books, “your baby is more likely to try to put a book in her... read more

Dialogic Reading

Reading with your child is one of the best ways to prepare them for school and help them develop early literacy skills. Besides allowing for bonding and cuddling time, reading can be both educational and engaging. One way to accomplish this is through a practice... read more

STEAM for Families with Young Children

What is STEAM? STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. STEAM includes problem-solving, questioning, exploring the world around us, and the way things work. It can refer to the subjects individually or one or more working together.   How... read more

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