Little Readers

What is Little Readers?

Little Readers is an early literacy program that is offered to children aged 0-3 in Cumberland County. Through a variety of stories, songs, and games, 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.

Who can join Little Readers?

Little Readers is open to all Cumberland County children between the ages of 0-3.

When does Little Readers start?

Little Readers will start September 25th with each session running from 10am until 12pm. Below is the program schedule: 

Wednesdays: October 4, 18; November 1 , 15 , & 29

Tuesdays: September 26; October 24; November 7 & 21
Friday: October 13*

Thursdays: September 28; October 12 & 26; November 9 & 23

Wednesdays: September 27; October 25; November 8 & 22
Tuesday: October 10*

Mondays: September 25; October 23; November 6 & 20
Wednesday: October 11*

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Fridays: October 6 & 20; November 3 & 17; December 1

Thursdays: October 5 & 19; November 2, 16, & 30

*Alternate Little Readers dates to account for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Cumberland Public Libraries - Family Reading

Ellen’s Recommendations

Ellen has curated a list of some great books to borrow and read with your kids!


Put Me in a Book by Robert Munsch

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean



Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault