Talented Customers!

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Connecting with our community often begins when customers need one of our many services and visits our library. However, we can initiate relationships by asking them to assist us with a program. There are many talented and creative customers who are waiting for the opportunity to share their talents and time, at no cost.

What Valuable Resources!

Ms. Robyn Griffin, (daughter of Renee Coker-Griffin, an Information Specialist at the Major Hillard Library) has graciously and beautifully portrayed Princess Tiana for four years at Major Hillard. Many of our young customers had their dream come true when they met a “real princess.”  Continue reading “Talented Customers!”

At Home Literacy Activity – Sight Words

What kid wouldn’t love a cute little word-a-pillar like this one?

What are sight words?

Sight words, or high frequency words, are the words that many teachers recommend children memorize or recognize on sight.  These words are often difficult to decode because they don’t follow the rules established for decoding English; in other words they are hard to sound out.  In the 1930’s a gentleman, by the name of Edward William Dolch, created a list of the 220 most common words found in children’s literature and determined that by recognizing these words children would gain better fluency in their reading.

How will learning sight words benefit my child?

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At Home Literacy Activity – Environmental Print

What is environmental print?  Environmental print is the print found in everyday life.  It is the name that is given to the print that you see on signs, labels and logos.  Children begin reading environmental print at early ages.  By doing this they are developing print awareness, one of the many steps needed when learning to read.

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Early Literacy and CPL


Early literacy is what a child knows about reading and writing before they can read and write. Children are eager learners.  Parents and caregivers, as their child’s first teachers, can use this excitement to help prepare their children to be ready to read and write. Early literacy skills are an inherent part of most children’s lives. Early literacy educators seek to identify these skills for parents and caregivers and demonstrate for them ways to enrich their children’s early education. There are five components of early literacy: Continue reading “Early Literacy and CPL”