Alert: Thank you for contacting the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library. We are currently closed to the public, however, you, our customer are extremely important to us - we want to continue to serve you while we are closed through our online services. We extended all due dates for items checked out in good standing to April 17th. Please visit our website to see the many ways you can stay connected to books and other activities. We are pushing out resources for engagement at home through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CMCPublicLibrary. Our tentative date to reopen is Monday, April 6th, however this is subject to change. From all of us here in your library family, we look forward to seeing you happy and healthy again when we reopen.

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