Our Commitment to Early Learning
Spokane County Library District is dedicated to Early Learning,
demonstrating that commitment with a variety of services to
families and child care providers, as well as continuing
education for staff and customers.
We employ several tools to help achieve our Early Learning goals:
Preschool Book Bags
These bags contain 10 books and a folder containing suggestions
for songs, fingerplays,
and activities in themes such as Silly Fun, Weather, Feelings,
Counting, Colors and LOTS more. New themes are continuously
Toddler Book Bags
These bags contain 6 books (including board books) and a
folder containing suggestions for songs, fingerplays and
activities for very young children.
New themes are continuously being created.
Free Early Literacy Workshops
SCLD offers training credit for child care providers through
Washington’s Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT),
a career development system for individuals who work in child care,
early education, and school age care. Parents, grandparents, and
other caregivers are welcome to attend as well.
Early Learning Links
Five Practices of Early Literacy
Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write.
Born Learning Initiative
Find out how to turn everyday activities into learning moments.
Leading to Reading
Reading Is Fundamental provides stories, songs, games, and information for parents about reading with young children.
Love, Talk, Play
From birth to three there are three key things all parents can and need to be doing with their child everyday.
Family Care Resources
Get help finding a licensed child care provider, or find services for child care providers.
Reading for Fine Forgiveness
This program allows young people (17 and under) to reduce library card fines by reading.
For a penny a minute, in increments of 20 minutes, kids can read off their fines, up to $7.00
per calendar year. Click here for details.