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Early Lliteracy Begins with You

Mead offers Early Literacy programs such as a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and our interactive storytimes.

Help your child get ready to read by calling Youth Services 459-3400 ext. 3404 or visit us and chat with a librarian.

Get to Know Hoopla!



   Hoopla is an awesome digital resource that is FREE with your library card! Hoopla offers immediate access to not only e-books and e-audiobooks, but also movies, music, and a great selection of graphic novels.  You can access this service online at or by downloading the Hoopla app on your Apple or Android devices.

Summer Reading Rocks!


Parents, as you are making plans for the long summer days ahead, don't forget to include time for family reading. Enjoying books together is a great way for babies and young children to learn important language and literacy skills. Older kids who read on their own benefit from summer reading by retaining what they learned during the school year, avoiding the "summer slide".  Best of all, daily reading is a fun and healthy habit for the entire famiy.

A Bird Doesn't Sing Because It Has An Answer. It Sings Because It Has A Song

With summer just around the corner, I am dreaming of the grass turning green, leaves popping on the trees, plants pushing through the earth, warmer weather, and birds returning to my feeders.  Like many, I look forward to the songs the birds bring to the morning sunrise as they call to each other through the trees. 

SPANGLISH: Code-switching in Children’s Literature

Code-switching, commonly known as spanglish when referring to the switching between Spanish and English language, is becoming an increasingly popular practice in writing children’s literature.  Code-switching happens when one moves fluidly between two languages within written or spoken dialogue.


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