The Little Sprouts Early Literacy Initiative is open to children ages 4 and under. Participating in this initiative will help build the habits that foster early literacy development and lifelong learning. Literacy and language development are closely linked to a baby's earliest positive experiences with parents and caregivers.
Register for the WPPL 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program and log your first 50 books.
Reading together before your child starts school builds a solid foundation for learning.
Track your books on Beanstack and earn digital badges—use your browser or an app available at the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Enroll in the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library Program.
Each themed backpack includes books and activities with easy-to-follow activity guides that make learning fun! All materials are developmentally appropriate for young children and reinforce early literacy concepts needed for school success. Search the catalog for Sprout Early Learning!
Each month print out a bright and colorful activity-packed calendar page to share with your family. Based on the Every Child Ready to Read® practices of reading, writing, singing, talking, playing, and counting, each PDF contains a month's worth of learning activities, book lists, nursery rhymes, and more.
In addition to a fun and creative beginning to a lifetime of learning, every participant who completes the challenge receives a mini Suma the Puma to continue taking on their adventures!
Suma is featured in storytimes and videos created by WPPL staff. When she's not exploring, she can be found on her perch above Youth Services.
Reading Is Elementary
Children in Kindergarten through 4th Grade are invited to join the Reading Is Elementary Literacy Initiative. Complete badges to earn a reward and a book! Sign up on Beanstack or stop by the Youth Services desk.