Early Literacy

Virtual Story Time

Virtual storytime

Join Miss Ally for Story Time! This early literacy program of stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays especially geared for children of all ages. Every Friday morning starting at 10:30 AM.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Programs at the Naples Library

Kids’ Playroom

PLay at the naples library!

Our bright and inviting children’s area is full of picture books, early reader books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction books for children and families to enjoy and explore. Collections include items for children from preschool through 5th grade, children’s music, DVDs and audio-books.  Visit our Play Space with toys and books for babies to encourage childhood creativity. Due to our closure at this time the Children’s Playroom is not available until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We miss you all and can’t wait to see you soon!

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AWE Early Literacy Station

The Friends of Naples Library provided funding to the library this year to purchase the AWE Early Literacy Station™, a computer just for small children with over 4,000 activities and games. The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is designed specifically for your youngest patrons ages 2-8 and features over 4,000 localized learning activities. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference.

Studies show that the integration of blended learning into early childhood education can increase literacy, improve school readiness, and prepare young learners for curriculum that is based on STREAM and STEM. The Early Literacy Station™ from AWE Learning creates an easy-to-use, single learning solution for young learners of all ages to build their literacy skills. The ELS also helps to establish the local public library as a critical resource for community learning – especially those that have developed makerspaces.

Budding Readers

Budding Readers

The Naples Library has partnered with Budding Readers to bring the Budding Readers Program to the Naples community. Watch for announcements in your school newsletter, the library, and fliers around town. To date, more than 120 “bundles of books” have been delivered to Naples families!

Vox Books

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AUDIO-ENABLED BOOK READERS

Print book, meet audio book. VOX Books are the world’s first audio books that live in print books. The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. There’s no need for computers, tablets or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read.

VOX Books combine outstanding picture books and non-fiction with audio recordings that capture children’s attention and make learning and literacy development fun.

Since their introduction in 2015, VOX Books have been embraced by schools and libraries across the US as a powerful tool for engaging children with books and developing the reading skills needed for success in school and in life.

Vox Books are located in our Children”s Area near the picture books.

Sesame Street in Communities

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Did you know Sesame Street has FREE resources to use when talking to your kids about tough topics. Click on the link below to learn how to get these resources!

Sesame Street in Communities