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Early Literacy: Everything a child knows about reading and writing before they learn to read and write

Grow A Reader storytimes are designed to develop early literacy skills through Talking & Listening, Singing & Rhyming, Reading & Sharing, Writing & Creating, and Playing & Imagining. Your child's early literacy journey will include picture books, music, fingerplays, movement activities, literacy tips, and more. 

For a limited time this fall, a select number of Mid-Continent Public Library branches are holding outdoor storytime events which require registration. 

Join us for Storytimes

Watch recorded storytimes.


Grow A Reader Storytime Archives

Grow A Reader Virtual Storytimes

Storytimes in Spanish, French, ASL, and Maori

Featured Stories and Songs

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