early literacy

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Mecklenburg County Report on Early Childhood Education

Last fall, our partners at Mecklenburg County released a report called "Creating Opportunity: An Action Plan for Early Childhood Education." This report, created by the Mecklenburg County Early Childhood Education Executive Committee, aligns with the Library's emphasis on early literacy and educational success.

ONE Access™

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When libraries and schools work together, everyone wins.

In 2015 the Library, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Mecklenburg County, and the City of Charlotte accepted the White House ConnectED Library Challenge, pledging to provide students with easily accessible information and educational resources.

Getting Ready to Read

Skills to Practice this Month

To improve your child's vocabulary, add more detail to what she says when she talks with you.
Research shows that children who have larger vocabularies are better readers. Knowing many words helps children recognize written words and understand what they read.


Help your child gather favorite photos of people, places, and things. Invite him to tell you about the people or animals or places in the pictures. Record his thoughts and post the pictures and descriptions somewhere in your home.


Monthly guide to school readiness

Help your young child prepare for kindergarten with the Library's FREE month-by-month guide to kindergarten readiness. Tips and ideas include skills development, getting ready to read, health and wellness and lots of book recommendations!  The State Library of NC will send you free text messages to get your child ready for kindergarten in this free program!