Alert: THE LIBRARY WILL BEGIN PHASE 3 REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC AT 9:00 AM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. Library hours will return to normal, browsing of the entire library collection is available and patrons may check themselves out without using the holds service. Meeting room use will be allowed but greatly restricted – please contact the library at 931-648-8826 for details – NEW SIGNUPS WILL BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. Limited seating will be available in the library along with computer use with social distancing and enhanced cleaning. During this phase 3 period the length of which is unknown at this time, the library will continue with the suspension of all in-person programming and acceptance of donations. Masks are required for patrons to enter the library during the period of the county mayor’s executive order. We continue to push out resources for engagement at home through our FB page https://www.facebook.com/CMCPublicLibrary. Please stay safe and we will see you soon!

ABC Fast Phonics

This tutorial site makes use of cartoons, audio narration, sounds, and clickable words to teach phonics. Phonics rules and practice pages are included.

Between the Lions

BETWEEN THE LIONS, the award-°©‐winning PBS series, has expanded online resources for preschool and kindergarten teachers to help young children learn to read — PLUS animated stories, music videos, poems, songs, interactive games and more.

Get Ready to Read

This site is sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and offers early literacy activities for children. Not only are early literacy games provided for children, but also parents also find many helpful resources such as literacy checklists and early literacy webinars. For bilingual readers, the information on the website can also be changed to Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic.

RIF Leading to Reading

An early literacy website “where young children discover the world of reading and grownups enjoy the journey.” Young children can read, sing, play, and explore a variety of subjects and books. The site is also available in Spanish.

Starfall

This website features short stories that concentrate on a vowel or blend sound. By clicking on a word, help is given. Primarily designed for first grade, also useful for pre-°©‐kindergarten, Kindergarten and second grade.

StoryBlocks
Get your child ready to read! Watch short videos modeling songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. Each video includes helpful early literacy tips. Sorted by age groups (babies, toddlers, and preschoolers)