Camden County Libraries have an exciting new workshop series: “Racing to Read”.

Camden County Libraries have an exciting new workshop series:  “Racing to Read”.  It is designed to help get pre-school age children ready to read.  Research shows that children who develop essential language and other early literacy skills before they start kindergarten become better readers. Children who do not know these skills when they begin school have a more difficult time learning to read.
Parents and other caregivers can learn how to develop these important skills through the library’s “Racing to Read” workshops, which:

•Demonstrate how to help children learn early literacy skills.
•Engage adults and children in fun activities that use simple but powerful learning experiences.
•Send parents and caregivers home with early literacy activities to incorporate into everyday routines.

Six weekly workshops will be held at Camdenton, Osage Beach, and Sunrise Beach libraries beginning the week of June 16. For more information, call or visit any Camden County library or find information for Racing to Read on the website at

Workshops will be held:
Camdenton:  Mondays  10-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m.
Osage Beach:  Mondays 6-7:30 p.m. and Fridays  10:30 a.m.-noon.
Sunrise Beach: Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.