Owings Mills kindergarteners get a jumpstart on reading


It's never too early to start reading – just ask kindergarteners at Owings Mills Elementary School!

Earlier this month, the kindergarteners visited the Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library to participate in its My First Library Card program. Through the program, the students received personal library cards, allowing them to borrow books from all BCPL libraries. What's more, so that the kindergarteners may hone their reading skills during their travels to the 19 library branches, BCPL provided the students with backpacks to hold their borrowed books.

During their visit, the kindergarteners also enjoyed story-time with the librarians and a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the library's circulation system.


On their way out, the students learned about the Summer Reading Program, a nationwide initiative geared toward reinforcing regular reading habits among children throughout the year.

Here comes a busy, book-filled summer!

Story idea and photos by Lisa Fletcher, special area teacher, Owings Mills Elementary School. Story by Blake Lubinski, intern, Department of Communications and Community Outreach.
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