"Alert": The library will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th, due to the Christmas Holiday. Your library will return to normal business hours on Wednesday, December 26th. The book drop at the back of the library will be open to anyone returning materials when we are closed. We wish you and yours a safe, warm and wonderful holiday season. 

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