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What Reading to Your Children Can Achieve!

On average, children ages birth-to-5 who are read to enter into school with a significantly higher amount of words heard.

  • Never read to: 4,662 words

  • 1-2 times per week: 63,570 words

  • 3-5 times per week: 169,520 words

  • Daily: 296,660 words

  • Five books a day: 1,483,300 words

If you're not in the habit of reading to your child(ren) yet, GCPL is here to help. Our storytimes are great places to learn early childhood education skills. Our staff are proactive and trained to assist you in choosing books to read to your children. And with a free GCPL library card, you can check out up to 50 items at a time!


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