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Need Help With Your Beginning Reader?

Learning to read is a process that is both fun and challenging. Check here for helpful books, information, and tools as you and your child start on the road to reading. For more assistance, stop by the library or email us.

Early Literacy: What is it?

“Early Literacy” refers to the stage before children are actually reading. There are many ways to better prepare your child for reading before they are capable of recognizing words:

Library Resources for Beginner Readers

We have a large collection of books in our Easy Reader Section that target the beginner reader. We also offer several other tools for those learning to read.

PREP kits – These folders contain a selection of leveled reading books. The kits were created in cooperation with a Portage Public School Emergent Reading Specialist and each level helps beginner reader progress another step. Search for a PREP kit

Discovery Packs – These are themed kits containing books, puzzles, games, videos, and activities. There are 3 levels available: preschool, primary, and intermediate. Search for a Discovery Pack

Hooked on Phonics Kits – The Hooked on Phonics sets contain books, games, flash cards and other materials that help a child advance in their reading abilities. The library has kits for pre-readers (letter recognition) through level 6. Search for a HOP Kit

“Bob” Books – The Bob book series was developed several years ago and continues to be very popular with beginner readers. Search for Bob books

Early Literacy Stations – There are 3 computers with educational games and activities on them appropriate for children in preschool through primary grades.