Prescott Public Library

Storytime To Go: E is for Early Literacy

The 5 most important things parents and caregivers can do to support their child’s early literacy learning.

Talk     Talking with children helps them learn to express themselves with language.

Sing     Singing, which often includes rhymes, helps children become aware of sounds in language.  This will help them decode words when they learn to read.

Read   Do you know the best way to help your children become successful readers?  Read to and with them from birth!

Write  Through writing, children realize that sounds are represented by letters and words and that text means something.

Play     Children learn about the world through play.  The knowledge they gain from playing helps children comprehend what they read.

The above information is from Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library2nd Edition; ALSC/PLA, 2011. Print.  More information can be found at   

Fall Play & Learn Classes

What: Participant in weekly classes for parents or caregivers and toddlers/preschoolers led by Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley parent educators.

When: Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. September 12 – November 14 Where: Prescott Public Library located at 800 Borner St. N Prescott, WI

How: Space is limited and registration is required! Call Family Resource Center St.Croix Valley at 715-684-4440 to register beginning on Monday, August 26

Why: Play & Learn provides an opportunity for toddlers and preschoolers to interact with their parents and other children their age. This includes parent-child play, snack, story, songs, activities, and parent discussion.

1000 Books Before  Kindergarten

Our early literacy program for young children is designed to encourage families to make reading aloud a habit.  Reading aloud is the single most effective thing parents and caregivers can do to help their children get ready to read when they start school.

This program is for children from birth until they start kindergarten. Children in the 4K program are eligible to participate.

Stop in the library to sign your child up and receive the packet to complete the program!

Malone Elementary & Intermediate Schools Media Center

Take a look at the educational software and websites kids are able to access during their time in the media center.


Limitless Learners Contest

When you love learning, there’s no limit to what you can achieve! Apply to the Limitless Learners Contest to win money for college, plus a donation for your elementary school or local library.

For more info on how to apply

Deadline: October 31, 2019