The Acorn Club

The goal of the Acorn Club is to promote the importance of reading to young children, ages Pre-K to 2nd grade, and to increase this awareness with young parents. The Acorn Club is also a great way to bring together children from many different communities to share a common passion for reading.

Early literacy is one of the most vital tools that toddlers and preschool-age children need to contribute towards their overall development. Children need to learn at a young age that reading is not only fun, but also prepares them for primary school.

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is promoting early literacy at local area daycares and preschools by sending our Literacy Outreach Coordinator to promote not only the library's wonderful reading materials, but also showing how important reading at an early age is, children between the ages of 2-4 are becoming engaged in the world of reading.

Outreach Programs Served by the Acorn Club

Literacy Outreach Program

We "bring the library" to children, ages 2-6, who are in daycare centers.

Preschool Storytime

The Athenaeum's Storytime is held every Friday and the first and third Saturday of every month, starting at 10:30am.

More Information About Early Literacy

The value of reading to young children.

Early literacy - zero to three. (PDF)

The Center for Early Literacy Learning (Practical guides for parents and teachers)

Early literacy development (Bankstreet College of Education)

Reading Rockets (A wealth of resources for parents, librarians & teachers. Links to their mobile app, and Facebook page, too.)

For more information about the Acorn Club contact .

"Creation of a thousand forests is within one acorn."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


The Acorn Club

The Athenaeum wishes to thank our corporate sponsors of the Acorn Club:

TD Charitable Foundation

Community National Bank
Union Bank
Passumpsic Savings Bank

Vt. Community Foundation

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