Early Lit Bits: KDLville Early Literacy Play Spaces — Gaines Township Branch

This past spring, the Gaines Township branch opened its KDLville early literacy area. Some popular activities include the kitchen, cars, garage and road rug as well as the magnetic gears. The writing area also gets a lot of traffic. Every day children write letters and draw pictures for Katie L., the library’s mascot.

KDLvilles at all our 18 branches continue to attract our youngest patrons with exciting activities that encourage the five early literacy practices of talking, writing, singing, playing and reading. It’s amazing to watch the way parents engage with their little ones while making an imaginary meal, putting on a puppet show or playing with the many games available. Themes and activities vary by season.


This article originally appeared in an Early Lit Bits eNewsletter. Read the most recent issue online or sign up to receive this monthly update highlighting early literacy tips and resources for parents and caregivers.


Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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