Saint Paul Public Library will be closed August 30 - September 1.

Extended hours at Hayden Heights and Merriam Park end August 29.

Reading and Writing

  • Talk often with your child to build talking and listening skills.
  • Show your child how books and print work. Help him understand that you are reading the words, not the pictures.
  • Visit the library regularly and check out books to share at home.
  • Read with your child. Ask questions about the story. Ask your child to make predictions about what will happen next. Ask your child to tell the story again when the book is finished.
  • Have your child name the letters of the alphabet as you point to them.
  • Encourage your child to spell and write.