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                  In 2013, Karen Payonk, Youth Services Director at the Lititz Public Library, initiated the first 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in Lancaster County. Due to her encouragement and success stories, Renee Christiansen,...

Bucks County Free Library System provides a website, which lists badges and activities for children and their caregivers.  Read the Perkasie News-Herald article. ...

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By Beth Cackowski Early childhood literacy has always been at the forefront of the mission of public libraries. We do a lot to foster that goal with educational programming, storytimes and collection building. Lately programs aimed specifically at preparing children for Kindergarten...