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The library is the place for early learning

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

Did you know?

90 percent of brain development occurs before age five.

Children who attend early education programs are more likely to be employed as an adult.

Early childhood education is the foundation for future academic success.

Books in the home and a child who is read to is an indicator of future success; particularly if the parent is a reader.

Studies have shown again and again that a person’s success in life begins at birth. Reading to children from the very beginning lays the foundation for verbal comprehension which leads to being a proficient reader. An indicator of success is the ability to read by third grade.

Did you know:

70 percent of Nevada children don’t attend preschool.

75 percent of Nevada fourth-graders don’t read at grade level.

The library, in addition to parent, community and school involvement, is a player in improving these grim statistics. The library offers storytime for pre-schoolers, an eight-week long Summer Reading Program for all ages, special programming including the Teddy Bear Tea, outreach to schools, and classroom visits to the library. The library has hundreds and hundreds of books on a wide range of topics, books on audio, books to download and magazines. Knowledgeable staff is available to get you what you need and to help get books into the homes of children.

All you need to access these materials is a library card. And that card is free. The library is open six days a week and until 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday night. You can access the library through the website 24/7 at http://www.churchillcountylibrary.org. The library is a valuable resource for early learning.

For information on early childhood learning visit, Strong Start Nevada at http://www.strongstartnevada.org and the library.

Upcoming events include the following:

Storytime

The library offers Storytime each Wednesday at 10:30-11:30 a.m. The program includes books, stories and a craft.

Iris Show

The public is invited to display irises at the Library from May 19 through May 31. Bring flowers or stop by to enjoy the colorful and fragrant display. The event is sponsored by the Lahontan Valley Garden Club.

Summer Reading Program

Signups begin June 9. Exciting programs are scheduled weekly. Watch for details.

Carol Lloyd is the director of the Churchill County Library. She is available at the library or by email at celloyd@clan.lib.nv.us.