Alert: The rear drive-up book drop is closed until mid-to-late September as the final phase of the parking lot renovation is completed. Please bring library material inside the library for return during open hours - M-TH 9am to 8pm, Fr-Sat 9am to 6pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. We are hoping to have an outside after-hours book drop open soon for returns during the time that the rear drop is closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Early childhood literacy

Why read aloud to very young children?

Children who are read to:

  • Discover that books are fun
  • Can become better listeners
  • Will understand the world better
  • Have a greater chance of succeeding in school
  • Get to cuddle with their favorite person: you!
  • Experience beautiful art in picture books
  • Approach learning to read with enthusiasm

Every Child Ready to Read @ Clarksville Public Library

Here you will find:

  • A list of skills that will help you prepare your child to get ready to read in school.
  • Also, there are recommended books for appropriate formats such as board books, concept books, and wordless books.
  • A suggested reading list for preschool and kindergarten
  • Links to other fun literacy web sites

Reading Aloud Tips

  • Choose children's books that you enjoy
  • Read and reread your child's favorite books
  • Set aside a time every day, for reading aloud
  • Let your child participate in the story
  • Remember: enjoy the book, don't teach it
  • Read aloud even after your child learns how to read
  • Be a role model - let your child see you reading as well

Remember - Get your child a Library Card