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Early Literacy

Early literacy development begins in the first five years of life through reading, singing, talking, and playing. We're here to help set your child up for success.

Early Literacy Events

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Preschool Story Time (3-5 years)

Location: Norman East

Date: February 28, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Family Story Time (All Ages)

Location: Purcell

Date: February 28, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Family Story Time (All Ages)

Location: Newcastle

Date: February 28, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Stress Relief Family Story Time

Location: Shawnee

Date: February 28, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Rhythm Babies (0-18 months)

Location: Moore

Date: February 28, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Family Story Time

Location: Shawnee

Date: February 29, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Early Explorers

Location: Moore

Date: February 29, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Rhythm Babies (0-18 months)

Location: Norman Central

Date: February 29, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Family Story Time (All Ages)

Location: McLoud

Date: February 29, 2024

Time: 11:00 am

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Ask A Librarian at The Play Pit

Location: Norman Central

Date: February 29, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm

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Toddler Story Time (1-3 years)

Location: Southwest OKC

Date: March 1, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Music Connection

Location: Norman West

Date: March 1, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Preschool Story Time (3-5 years)

Location: Norman Central

Date: March 1, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Ask A Librarian at Center for...

Location: Norman Central

Date: March 1, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm

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Family Story Time (All Ages)

Location: Norman Central

Date: March 2, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Family Story Time: Dinosaurs!...

Location: Southwest OKC

Date: March 2, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Sunday Stars

Location: Purcell

Date: March 3, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm

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Sunday Stars

Location: Tecumseh

Date: March 3, 2024

Time: 1:30 pm

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Toddler Story Time (1-3 years)

Location: Norman Central

Date: March 4, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Music Connection

Location: Norman East

Date: March 4, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Family Story Time (All Ages)...

Location: Blanchard

Date: March 4, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Toddler Story Time (1-3 years)

Location: Norman Central

Date: March 4, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Music Connection

Location: Norman Central

Date: March 4, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm

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Family Story Time (All Ages)

Location: Norman West

Date: March 5, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Family Story Time

Location: Shawnee

Date: March 5, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Preschool Story Time (3-5 years)

Location: Moore

Date: March 5, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Family Story Time (All Ages)

Location: Tecumseh

Date: March 5, 2024

Time: 11:00 am

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Pawsitive Reading Buddies Blanchard

Location: Blanchard

Date: March 5, 2024

Time: 3:30 pm

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Pawsitive Reading Buddies

Location: Norman Central

Date: March 5, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm

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Pawsitive Reading Buddies

Location: Norman Central

Date: March 5, 2024

Time: 5:50 pm

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By focusing our early childhood programming efforts on early literacy and school readiness, PLS invests in a vibrant and sustainable future for our community. We endeavor to provide high quality, developmentally-appropriate programming for all children and families. 

The literacy skills that are developed in these early years help support the language skills needed for overall learning for the rest of a child’s life. Research from the American Pediatrics Association confirms that children who are introduced to reading early in life tend to both read earlier and excel in school.

PLS builds upon a child’s early literacy foundation by supporting continuing development of language & literacy. Additional skill development includes: math & science, social & emotional, physical, and school readiness skills needed to thrive and excel through Pre-K and beyond. We know that fourth grade marks a vital time in reading development where students transition from learning to read, to reading to learn.

 

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