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!

Early childhood literacy

Why read aloud to very young children?

Children who are read to:

  • Discover that books are fun
  • Can become better listeners
  • Will understand the world better
  • Have a greater chance of succeeding in school
  • Get to cuddle with their favorite person: you!
  • Experience beautiful art in picture books
  • Approach learning to read with enthusiasm

Every Child Ready to Read @ Clarksville Public Library

Here you will find:

  • A list of skills that will help you prepare your child to get ready to read in school.
  • Also, there are recommended books for appropriate formats such as board books, concept books, and wordless books.
  • A suggested reading list for preschool and kindergarten
  • Links to other fun literacy web sites

Reading Aloud Tips

  • Choose children's books that you enjoy
  • Read and reread your child's favorite books
  • Set aside a time every day, for reading aloud
  • Let your child participate in the story
  • Remember: enjoy the book, don't teach it
  • Read aloud even after your child learns how to read
  • Be a role model - let your child see you reading as well

Remember - Get your child a Library Card