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February 2020
Thank you for enrolling your child in Pulaski County Imagination Library!  We hope this newsletter will help you feel more connected to the organization and excited about helping grow the program throughout our county!
Check out our website! www.pcaril.org
Upcoming Books
You can check out upcoming books on the PCIL website!  You can also find a description of each book and links to activities.
Mark Your Calendar!
Dolly's new documentary, The Library That Dolly Built, is coming to Pulaski County in April!  Be sure to watch for more details coming soon!
Early Literacy Skills
Early literacy is everything a child knows about reading and writing before he or she can read or write.  Six basic skills comprise early literacy and help determine whether a child will be ready to learn to read and write.  Learn more on our website!

Why is it important? 
When the experience of sharing a book is pleasurable for both the parent and the child, the child will be more attentive and responsive. The more pleasurable book sharing is, the more regular and frequent an activity it will become. Children who enjoy books are more likely to want to learn to read, and to keep trying even when it is hard.

Activities to Promote Print Motivation

  • Read often and make it enjoyable. Young children have a short attention span, so keep reading activities brief and fun.
  • Make book-sharing a special time between you and your child. Get comfortable and cozy.
  • Let your child see you reading and enjoying reading.
  • Let children pick out books they want to read or have read to them.
  • Scatter books throughout your house, not just in your child’s bedroom. If books are handy, they are more likely to be picked up.
  • Always look at the picture on the front cover of the book together. It can be a great discussion starter about what a book might be about or why it will be a fun book.
  • Change your voice as you read aloud. Keeping books fun will keep your kids coming back for more.
  • Visit your public library often. Make it a special day or night of the week and make a big deal about it.
PCIL Needs Your Help!
We depend on volunteers to get children registered for the Imagination Library program.  We need office assistants, runners, and data clerks every month.  Please check our Events Calendar for dates and times, then go to SignUp Genius to fill a slot.  You can be a part of getting books to children in Pulaski County!
Have Questions?! Check FAQs!
We regularly update our website with new information, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions!  Be sure to check out the resources available on our website, from registration questions to tips for developing early literacy skills!
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Visit our website at: www.pcaril.org

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1821
Little Rock, AR 72203

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