6 Osceola Library Resources to Build Literacy Skills

April 22, 2024
6 Osceola Library Resources to Build Literacy Skills

Literacy skills are vital for your little reader’s development, especially as they prepare for kindergarten. Here at Osceola Reads, we share literacy resources for families to support literacy development at home and create a love for reading. The Osceola County Library allows your little ones to build their literacy skills and create memories over fun activities! Here are just some of the resources available for reading development.

Phonics Kits 

Improve early literacy skills for your little reader with the library’s Phonics Kit! Kits include 25 books based on your child's reading level, carefully selected to nurture your little one in their early reading stages and learn phonics. Check out kits in both English and Spanish or place one of them on hold online for pickup by using your library card. 

Launch Pads 

For children pre-k through eighth grade, the Osceola Library offers Launchpads for checkout. Each launchpad is a tablet preloaded with interactive ways to learn letters, words, numbers, and life skills. Use your library card to boost your child’s literacy development or place one on hold online for pickup! From beginners in reading to seasoned page-turners, Launch Pads are great resources for reading and also providing a foundation for building essential life skills. 

AWE Workstations 

While hanging out at the library, your little reader can check out the AWE Workstations! The educational computers feature English and Spanish (plus French at St. Cloud Library) science, technology, reading, art, and math programs. Check out the workstation on your next visit! 


The School District of Osceola County’s READ Bus teaches guardians how to promote literacy at home! Fun activities, crafts, games, and exercises engage your little reader while developing critical literacy skills and reading comprehension. For ages 3-4, the READ Bus has three sessions a day, and the renovated yellow bus stops at your local library branch during the week. 

Take a peak inside the READ Bus on our Instagram! 

R.I.S.E. Up Osceola  

Previously known as ‘Learn2Read,’ the School District of Osceola County offers the R.I.S.E. Up Osceola program at your local Osceola Library branch. For ages 0-2, you and your child can bond while learning ‘how-to’ techniques to develop valuable literacy skills before they attend school. Find the program at your local branch on different days of the week! 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

It may seem like a lot, but your little reader is up for the challenge! Have your little one establish strong early literacy skills by checking out a book for 15 minutes of reading a day. Before you know it, with 15 minutes a day your little reader will read 1000 books before kindergarten. Sign up for the challenge on Beanstack!

Building upon preschool phonics and bonding with your little reader will develop their skills and create memories that will last forever! On your next visit to your local Osceola Library, set some time to check out some of these amazing literacy programs and activities. Remember also to check out our Parent Resources page for other free literacy activities you can complete right at home!


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