Early Literacy Begins Here

Early literacy is the key to success later in life. The April-May issue of Library News highlights some of the ways the library supports parents and caregivers. We have resources and advice to help you connect with and teach your infants and toddlers. Resources include library events, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, board books and pre-reading tips. Routine is key. Read to your child early and often.

“Next to breastfeeding, reading is probably the best bonding experience for you and your little one,” said Youth Services Supervisor LeAnn Brungardt.

This issue features the library’s 2018 annual report. Read about a few of the year’s accomplishments, statistics and financials. View the full annual report online.

Explore reading recommendations about rights. These booklists focus on human and civil rights, deciding what’s right and wrong, overcoming obstacles, teen soldiers in historical fiction, and your right to read. Take a break with a game matching actresses to the animated characters they voice. Also read about fitness kits, a preview of summer reading and events, a construction update, a teen curated art exhibit, and The Library Foundation and Friends of the Library Board updates.

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Ginger Park

As the library’s communications editor Ginger helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. Ginger has a bachelor's and master’s in communication from Washburn and K-State. She is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society. She loves reading fiction and always has a stack of books waiting to be read. Ginger lives in Topeka with her husband and three dogs.