The Holmes County District Public Libraries provide vital literacy programs for children, infant to adolescence, throughout the year. Your children, grandchildren or someone you know may already take part in our programs. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) indicates that too many Ohio children are not academically ready to enter kindergarten. By providing storytimes for children five years old and under, we introduce the pre-literacy skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. We continue our commitment with these youngsters as they grow by offering school-age programming focusing on science, history and geography to help reinforce the ODE academic standards.
Summer reading and other special programs are also conducted throughout the year to further enhance their educational and leisure-time experience. Our hands-on, interactive programs focus on literacy not only as educational but also as a lifelong, leisure-time activity.
In 2013, we reached more than 2,800 children and young adults in 107 programs conducted throughout the year.