Early Literacy

Programs, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public.  The Early Literacy schedule may change during the summer months.  Registration may be required.  For the most current listing of our events, please visit our online calendar and/or register here for our e-newsletter!

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Toddler Time features stories, rhymes, songs, and interactive activities designed to get babies and toddlers acclimated to loving the library.  Big siblings are welcome to join in the fun!

Alphabet Art - Mondays @ 10:30 am


We will talk about our letter of the day, read a story, and do a craft using that letter. While this program is designed for 2 ½ -4 year-olds, all ages are welcome. 

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Families are invited to a special evening story time Tuesdays evenings at 7pm.  Feel free to come in your  jammies as we share some favorite bedtime books!

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​Designed for kiddos aged 3-5 but open to all, preschool story time is a half hour of books, songs, and activities followed by a craft.

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​Celebrating children learning through play!  Topics of play and learning will be Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math and are designed for kiddos ages 3-6.

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Early literacy skills have a lifelong impact on educational and occupational success.  The most important predictor of school success is being read to at home during early childhood.  You do not need to live in Ely to register your child(ren) for this free and fun initiative.  Stop by the circtualtion desk for your welcome kit and get started today!

Traveling Tales



Traveling Tales is our outreach early literacy program for daycares and preschools in our area.  We bring story time to you and deliver a tub of books for each classroom!

Various Year Round Programming

We always have a lot of fun activities planned year round!  Special visits from authors, zoos, entertainers, gingerbread decorating  and more! Be sure to keep up to date on all we have offering by liking and following our Facebook page!