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Kamiah library offers free books to kids registering for kindergarten

— Children registering for kindergarten at Kamiah Elementary School will receive a free book as part of the Kamiah Elementary Library’s “Get a Jump Start on Reading at Your Library” program.

The Kamiah Elementary Library is one of 30 across the state participating in the program. Libraries are hosting displays at kindergarten registration sites. Children who register for school will receive a free book “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” by Nancy Carlson, and a kangaroo zipper pull for their school backpack. Parents will get a folder of early literacy information and activities along with library card applications.

“We want children entering school to have early literacy experiences and access to books,” said Colleen Olive. “Our libraries have the tools parents need to give their child a jump start on reading-books, great early learning programs, librarians with early literacy expertise, and other fun learning materials.”

Kamiah Elementary School Library offers story time and reading activities on a weekly basis for all kindergarten classes throughout the school year. The Kamiah Community Library will hold a summer reading program for anyone interested; contact April at 935-0428 for details.

The program is sponsored by the Kamiah Elementary School Library, Read to Me, a service of the Idaho Commission for Libraries, through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Governor’s Executive Office for Families and Children.


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