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Welcome to the Peabody Library!

Welcome to the Peabody Library web page, where families can find information about school literacy events and about how to support their blooming readers. Considerable research points to the tremendous value of reading as much as you can with your young children, helping them fall in love with books and reading!  


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Literacy Events

Peabody’s Winter Zoo-tastic Reading Challenge  

Key Facts:

  • 8-weeks, January 6 - March 3

  • School goal 8,000 books read. If all 200 students read 1 book a day 5 days a week, we’ll reach our goal! 

  • The real goal is to push to read MORE than you have been reading up until this point. 

  • Each of the 8 reading logs represents 10 books (10 minutes of chapter book reading equals 1 picture book) and the theme for the reading logs is zoo habitats.

  • Students, of course, can reading any book on any topic.

  • Want an option for an E-log?

Click here or scan the QR code.

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Looking for more reading logs? A new log should come home when your student sends a completed one to school in their folder, but you can also print them at home, if needed!




Virtual Zoo-tastic Bedtime Stories with Ms. Bloom!

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To make this 8-week Winter Reading Challenge even MORE fun, Peabody students (and siblings, too!) are invited to put on your PJ’s, grab your stuffy, and join Ms. Bloom for virtual bedtime stories from 7:00 to 7:30 pm!

The dates are: January 12, January 26, February 9, and March 2.  Let’s read together and log even more books for our zoo-tastic reading challenge! Go to this link or scan the QR code to join the event.

Literacy Resources

Early Childhood Literacy and Reading

The Importance of Reading for Young Children

  • Literacy Begins at Home Publication: From the National Institute of Literacy, this PDF provides concrete ways to help your child (ages 2-5) get ready to read and support their skills when they reach first to third grade.

  • Trelease on Reading: Jim Trelease offers many resources on his website including book lists and flyers related to the important of reading to your child.

  • Reading Rockets: National multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read. These reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readings build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. 

  • Early Literacy Tips from Peabody Educators: During the 2019-2020 school year, the Peabody Literacy Committee developed an "Early Literacy Tip of the Week" for each week of our winter reading program, titled "Be a DC Star: Read More Every Day." The goal was to grow parents' knowledge of the literacy building blocks for all students to become lifelong readers. 

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