Early Years Literacy Strategy and Early Readers Collection

The vision for Fingal Libraries Early Years Literacy Strategy is to support the significant people in the lives of children from birth to six years, and to give these children the best start in life through the use of books as fuel for the imagination and lifelong learning.

 

 

Early Years Literacy Strategy

The vision for Fingal Libraries Early Years Literacy Strategy is to support the significant people in the lives of children from birth to six years, and to give these children the best start in life through the use of books as fuel for the imagination and lifelong learning.  

You can view the strategy in English and Irish by clicking on the links below;

Fingal County Libraries Early Years Literacy Strategy English 

Fingal County Libraries Early Years literacy Strategy Irish 

The aims of the Strategy are:

1. To encourage and support parents and carers to share books, stories and rhymes with their babies and young children and to promote reading as a worthwhile source of pleasure and fun which enhances children’s early development.

2. To collaborate with community organisations, schools and crèches to bring books and storytelling to life.

3. To increase awareness and use of the local library service as a lifelong valuable resource for parents, carers and their children.

4. To promote the idea of reading within the family.

5. To work closely and in partnership with other local stakeholders in the area of literacy and numeracy, including schools and early childhood education leaders, and to bring about a more cohesive approach to service delivery.

Tips for parents and carers to develop early talking and sharing books with babies (birth - 18 months)‌

Noda ó bhreith go 18 mí 

Tips for parents and carers to develop early talking and sharing books with toddlers (1 year to 3 years) ‌

Noda ó 1 bhliain go 3 bliana 

Tips for parents and carers to develop early talking and sharing books with young children (2½ - 6 years)

Noda ó 2 ½ bliain go 6 bliana d’aois 

 

Fingal Libraries offer a core collection of books suitable for use from Birth to Six Years. This collection contains sets of books available for lending and which can be used in a classroom or playschool setting and will comprise of 10, 20 or 30 copies of each title.  The Early Years Collection offers multiple copies of the one title – this means all children in the classroom can read the one book at the same time and activities can be themed in relation to this book.  You can borrow up to 30 books from the special Early Years Collection .

Teachers and Childcare professionals can sign up for a “Block Loan” Card to borrow up to 30 books from the Early Years Collection.  Please contact your local Fingal Library Branch to become a Block Loan Library Member – a letter from your place of work is needed. 

  Early Years Collection Leaflet

Early Years Collection  

‌  Rogha teideal sa Bailiúchán Luathbhlianta

Early Years Collection