Midland County Public Library Foundation



Born to Read

"Born to Read" is a program of the Midland County Public Library Foundation in partnership with Midland County Public Libraries Midland Health and Permian Basin Area Foundation.

Did You Know?

Reading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime.
– American Academy of Pediatrics

Studies have also shown that children who were read to as newborns have a larger vocabulary, as well as more advanced mathematical skills, than
other kids their age.

Come as you are and enjoy interactive activities with your children!

Baby Storytime ages 0-2

Bring your babies and enjoy books, songs, finger plays, and playtime together. Listening to the books together and singing the songs to your baby is a great activity for bonding and helps to nurture the love of reading, learning, and fun!

Toddler Storytime ages 2-6

Join your toddlers for an interactive storytime with books, songs, games, and early learning activities. The more you participate together, the more positive and helpful the activities will be.

Pretend and Play ages 1-6

Free and imaginative play helps children learn and grow while having a good time. Come let them play with a variety of toys, building materials, and costumes. Free play is important in helping children enjoy life while promoting empathy, problem solving, and imagination.

Family Place Parent/Child Workshop ages 0-2

A 5-week play-based program arranged with toys, art-activities with parenting resource area. It encourages parents/caregivers and children to play together, meet other parents in the area and become familiar with the librarian and library resources as well as bring families in contact with local childhood specialist in the community. Offered in the fall and spring.


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