At the Monticello Public Library, we believe that early literacy is more than just reading. It's playing, singing, talking, writing, and reading. Follow us on Facebook for weekly tips and tricks to help your child to get ready for school. It's never too early or too late to start doing these activities with your child!

We created a website for kids and families with free games, activities and more. It is a great supplement for what kids are doing in the classroom. This site has resources for kids from prek-12th grade that feature kid safe search sites, games and activities for literacy, science, math, social studies, physical education, virtual field trips and more. We would love for you to check this out and share it with friends and families!

We understand that families are busy. We want to help you out! Every month we have a craft available in the library that you can take home and work on in your own time. We provide almost everything you'll need to complete the craft. You'll just need things like scissors and glue or tape. That's it!

Early Literacy

We have included some resources below to help you plan and implement activities for your little ones that you can do as a whole family. 

Check out more about school readiness and our new partnership with the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Center.  

Click here for resources on fun and educational activities to promote creativity and literacy in early childhood.

Bright by Text, supported by Wisconsin Public Television, is a free text service. Parents and caregivers receive three to five texts per week in English or Spanish. Bright by Text provides invaluable information from early childhood experts on topics including developmental milestones, brain development, mental health and resilience, social-emotional competence, STEM, language and literacy, nutrition, health and more. Text the word BADGER to 274-448 to subscribe.

Newsletter - Stories Abound

Be sure to look at our new family newsletter, Stories Abound, to stay up to date with our events and find helpful tips on early literacy and skills for the young ones in your life!

- June 2020 V. 6

-May 2020 V. 5

-April 2020 V. 4

- March 2020 V. 3

- February 2020 V.2

- January 2020 V.1