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Welcome to the Peabody Library!

Welcome to the Peabody Library web page, where families can find information about school literacy events and about how to support their blooming readers. Considerable research points to the tremendous value of reading as much as you can with your young children, helping them fall in love with books and reading!  

Literacy Resources

Early Childhood Literacy and Reading

The Importance of Reading for Young Children

  • Literacy Begins at Home Publication: From the National Institute of Literacy, this PDF provides concrete ways to help your child (ages 2-5) get ready to read and support their skills when they reach first to third grade.

  • Trelease on Reading: Jim Trelease offers many resources on his website including book lists and flyers related to the important of reading to your child.

  • Reading Rockets: National multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read. These reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readings build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. 

  • Early Literacy Tips from Peabody Educators: During the 2019-2020 school year, the Peabody Literacy Committee developed an "Early Literacy Tip of the Week" for each week of our winter reading program, titled "Be a DC Star: Read More Every Day." The goal was to grow parents' knowledge of the literacy building blocks for all students to become lifelong readers. 

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