Polk County's Literacy Resource Directory Literacy Directory 2nd Edition - Page 24

Literacy Programs Youth: PreK - 12th grade Story Times Auburndale Public Library Just for 2's Story Time 10:30 am | Wednesdays Haines City Public Library Bubbles & Bounces Story Time 10:30 am | Thursdays Lakeland Public Library Mother Goose Baby Time 11:00 am | Thursdays Auburndale Public Library 3 to 5 Story Time 10:30 am | Thursdays Haines City Public Library Terrific 2's & 3's Story Time 11:30 am | Thursdays Lakeland Public Library Toddler Time 10:00 am | Wednesdays Larry R. Jackson Public Library Story Time 10:30 am | Wednesdays Bartow Public Library Book Babies 10:00 am | Thursdays Haines City Public Library Preschool Story Time 10:30 am | Wednesdays Lakeland  Public Library Story Time 10:00 am | Tuesdays Mulberry Public Library PreK Story Time 10:30 am | Wednesdays Fort Meade Public Library Preschool Story Time 10:00 am | Thursdays Lake Alfred Public Library Story Time 10:00 am | Wednesdays Lake Wales Public Library Wiggles & Giggles 11:00 am | Tuesdays Winter Haven Public Library Little Sprouts Story Time 10:30 am Tuesdays | 9:30am Wednesdays Book Clubs. Writing Groups. Reading Incentives 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Nationally recognized reading incentive program encouraging parents to read to their children at a young age. Children are recognized for every 100 books they read with the goal to read a total of 1,000 books before kindergarten. Where: Auburndale, Fort Meade, Haines City, and Mulberry Excellence in Reading This is a self-paced, year-long reading challenge for children in grades K-12. Children earn reading incentives as they reach reading goals. Where: Winter Haven, Lake Alfred, and Lake Wales Paws to Read Your child's excitement for reading will definitely go up a notch after spending a few minutes reading to these special service dogs. Where: Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland, and Mulberry Summer Reading During the summer months, be sure to check with your local library to get involved with the Summer Reading Program offering tons of fun activities and reading incentives! Beakers & Books Read and conduct science experiments in this monthly picture book science club for grades 2-5. Where: Lakeland Public Library When: 3:30 pm | 2nd Friday of each month Family Book Discussion Read together as a family and discuss your book with the group while crafting and playing games. Where: Bartow Public Library When: 4:00 pm | Last Wednesday of each month Tail Waggin' Tutors Children increase their confidence in reading by bonding with a pup they read to. Where: Lake Wales Public Library When: 3:00 pm | Mondays Writers Block Find inspiration, get writing tips, and improve your writing with peer reviews. For teens and tweens, ages 10-17. Where: Lakeland Public Library When: Check with the library for schedule 23