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Early Literacy

Birth - 5 years old

The focus of NHC Ready to Read is to expose teachers, parents, and children to high quality, literacy based materials, activities, and storytimes to promote kindergarten readiness. 

All NHC child care centers and NC Pre-Ks can apply for services at start of each school year. Contact us anytime during the year for any special requests.

Possible services include:

  • Scheduled on-site ECRR based demonstration storytimes.
  • Scheduled book bags highlighting literacy rich print materials and high quality children's literature
  • Teacher Trainings (DCDEE Credits)
  • Parent Workshops
Call: (910) 798-6308  


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Story Stations

  • Story Stations are early literacy stations in waiting rooms at the Health Department and Planning Departments.
  • These stations provide a literacy rich environment for care givers to interact with young children by reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. 

                  Call: (910) 798-6308        Email Ready to Read about Story Stations


Main Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Call (910) 798-6300
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm