Ready for School

Ready for the Future

Are you worried that you’re not engaged enough with your child’s learning? This may be surprising, but building your child’s brain is as simple as reading, playing, singing, and talking! Any small efforts to prepare for a school setting is a step towards your child’s future success.

Where do I start?

Are you struggling with getting started? Maybe you’re not sure of what steps to take? We’ve got you covered.This program is designed to support and engage parents and caregivers with children birth through age eight in the early stages of their child’s learning journey.

Ready for School Program

Our School Readiness Specialists will meet with you at any Stark Library branch, every other month, to discuss your learning goals for your child. Whether it’s letter and number knowledge, letter sounds, or hand-eye coordination, we’ll provide you with lessons and free age-appropriate activity kits, books included, based on the six early literacy skills. Plus, you don’t have to return the activity kits - they’re for you to keep.

Homework Help for K-3rd Graders

If your child is struggling with homework, we’ve got you covered with that too – it’s true, raising children takes a village. Families with children in kindergarten through the third grade, can schedule homework sessions at select Stark Library locations to provide the student with tools to successfully complete their homework.

Children, big and small, all need help during their learning journey! With free resources, books, and one-on-one support from us, getting started is as easy as 123. Use the form to sign up for the Ready for School or Homework Helps programs and scroll down for other FREE literacy resources available at your Library!

Early Literacy Skills

Early literacy is the knowledge a child develops about reading and writing before actually learning to read or write.

Our School Readiness Specialists will base each lesson and activity kit for your child on one of these six early literacy skills.

Print Motivation
Being interested in books and enjoying them.

Print Awareness
Noticing print and knowing how to handle books.

Letter Knowledge
Knowing the names and sounds of letters.

Phonological Awareness
Hearing sounds that make up words.

Knowing the names of things.

Narrative Skills
Reading or telling a story.


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