Early Learners at FVRL

Grow A Reader

Parents and caregivers are their children's first teachers. These resources from FVRL can help you have fun with your young children—while helping them get ready to read.


Virtual Storytimes via Niche Academy

Join us for in-person storytime!

June Storytime Schedule - Clark & Cowlitz (PDF)

June Storytime Schedule - Skamania & Klickitat (PDF)

And, you can watch our virtual Anytime Storytimes wherever and whenever you want! Just sign in with your library account number.

Library staff (and some community celebrities) share books, songs, fingerplays, and craft ideas for all ages to enjoy. We've even added links to our catalog so you can place the book on hold if you'd like!

Learning to read begins at birth.

Here are five simple ways we can help children get ready to read.


Read every day. Children who are read to are more likely to enjoy reading themselves.


By writing, scribbling and drawing, children learn that written words stand for spoken language.


Talk to your children. Children learn about language by listening and joining in conversations.


Sing, chant and rhyme, to help your child develop listening skills and learn word sounds.


Play together, to help your child explore their world and begin to think symbolically.