Children and Adults Reading Together (C.A.R.T)

C.A.R.T. (Children and Adults Reading Together) is a reading readiness program that is offered to children aged 3-5 in Cumberland County. Through a variety of stories, songs, games, and print related activities, the children will learn about letters and words and how they go together to form stories. Parents or caregivers will participate with their child and will learn new ways to introduce reading into all aspects of everyday life.

Virtual Programming  


Because of Covid, the program was offered virtually this year. All of the sessions had been posted on Cumberland Public Libraries Facebook page and are now uploaded to YouTube in a playlist to make it easier to watch. Research shows that reading success starts with young children enjoying stories. Having their parents share the experience with them makes it twice as much fun! Watch the wonder on your child’s face as they learn to love books and reading.

Sammy’s Recommends 

Here are some recommendations from Sammy for some great books to borrow from us here at the Library to read alongside with your kids!


There is a tribe of kids by Lane Smith


Alpha oops! : the day Z went first by Alethea Kontis

I am going! : an Elephant & Piggie book by Mo Willems



Llama Llama loves to read by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan

My wish for you by Kathryn Hahn

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