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  Early Childhood Programs @ Sanilac District Library 



"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."

Emilie Buchwald



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The mission of the early childhood programs at Sanilac District Library is to highlight the importance of reading and sharing books with children, especially during the critical developmental ages of 0-5. Our programs are designed to promote literacy and increase awareness of our library as we provide services to families that lay the foundation for reading and school success.


Learning to read begins far before children enter formal schooling. Babies are born learning. What young children learn in their first five years becomes the foundation for how they learn, manage their emotions, cope with stress, relate to others and handle life in the future.


Children need parents and caregivers who  talk, sing and read to them daily. Research shows that children most at risk for reading failure are those who enter school with limited exposure to literacy-related activities. Children who have stimulating literacy experiences from birth onward enter school with larger vocabularies, better listening skills, and enhanced memory and imagination. 


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If your child has special needs, learning differences or a disability check out the Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.


 It doesn't matter if you read with your eyes, ears or fingertips...just READ.


 Make a difference: read a book with your child.

When you open a book, you open a world of possibilities.