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Ashe County Public Library Online

Ashe County Public Library is proud to present Ready to Read storytimes. These storytimes are great for story lovers of all ages, but especially 2-5 year olds who are building their reading skills. Ready to Read storytimes help grow strong readers by modeling and encouraging the use of the five early literacy practices: read, sing, write, talk, and play. Each week, we will cover a new letter, sound, or word.

Check out a new storytime live on Facebook each Wednesday at 11 am. Click on the video below to access the Ready to Read Storytime YouTube playlist.

Click the image to see the storytime and additional activities for that letter, sound, or word. Storytimes are sorted in chronological order.

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Presenting the magnificent, marvelous, miraculous Letter M!

To see the whole storytime for Letter M, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Muncha, Muncha, Muncha.

To see other books with the letter M, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter M, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter M, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter M songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter M activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the strong, spry, stylish Letter S!

To see the whole storytime for Letter S, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Suddenly.

To see other books with the letter S, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter S, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter S, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter S songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter S activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the astonishing, amazing, affable Letter A!

To see the whole storytime for Letter A, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for After the Fall.

To see other books with the letter A, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter A, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter A, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter A songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter A activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the efficient and eager Letter E!

To see the whole storytime for Letter E, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for .

To see other books with the letter E, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter E, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter E, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter E songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter E activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the terrific, tremendous, totally tip-top Letter T!

To see the whole storytime for Letter T, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for .

To see other books with the letter T, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter T, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter T, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter T songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter T activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the rad, rarified, ridiculously rugged Letter R!

To see the whole storytime for Letter R, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Falling for Rapunzel.

To see other books with the letter R, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter R, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter R, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter R songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter R activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the darkly daring and delightful Letter D!

To see the whole storytime for Letter D, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for The Wonky Donkey.

To see other books with the letter D, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter D, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter D, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter D songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter D activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the impossibly imaginative Letter I!

To see the whole storytime for Letter I, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Except If.

To see other books with the letter I, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter I, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter I, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter I songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter I activity, click on the play wooden blocks

Presenting that there /th/!

To see the whole storytime for th, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for This and That.

To see other books with the th sound, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the th sound, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the th sound, click on the word bubbles.

To sing Ready to Read Storytime songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun activity for the th sound, click on the play wooden blocks

Presenting the courageous, crafty, and curious Letter C!

To see the whole storytime for Letter C, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Count the Monkeys.

To see other books with the letter C, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter C, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter C, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter C songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter C activity, click on the play wooden blocks

Presenting the odd, obvious, observant, and oblong Letter O!

To see the whole storytime for Letter O, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Otto the Book Bear.

To see other books with the letter O, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter O, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter O, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter O songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter O activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the nice, but nutty, Letter N!

To see the whole storytime for Letter N, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Naptastrophe.

To see other books with the letter N, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter N, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter N, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter N songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter N activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the fabulous, fantastic, fascinating Letter F!

To see the whole storytime for Letter F, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke.

To see other books with the letter F, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter F, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter F, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter F songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter F activity, click on the play wooden blocks

Presenting the unbelievably under-appreciated letter U!

To see the whole storytime for Letter U, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Unstoppable Me.

To see other books with the letter U, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter U, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter U, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter U songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter U activity, click on the play wooden blocks

Presenting the darkly daring and delightful Letter L!

To see the whole storytime for Letter L, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Lemons Are Not Red.

To see other books with the letter L, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter L, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter L, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter L songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter L activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the wonderfully wily Letter W!

To see the whole storytime for Letter W, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Waking Beauty.

To see other books with the letter W, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter W, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter W, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter W songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter W activity, click on the play wooden blocks.

Presenting the great and grand letter G!

To see the whole storytime for Letter G, click on the Ready to Read poster.

To read the story, click on the book cover for Gorilla Love Vanilla.

To see other books with the letter G, click on the pile of books.

To learn how to write the letter G, click on the chalkboard.

To talk about the letter G, click on the word bubbles.

To sing letter G songs, click on the maracas.

To hear about a fun letter G activity, click on the play wooden blocks.