Early Literacy

What is early literacy?
It is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school.

SOAR with your kids @ the library. Practice these six pre-literacy skills to prepare your child for reading and writing:
Words: Knowing the names of things.
Books: Reading together.
Story: Telling stories.
Interact: Handle and play with books.
Alphabet: Learning letters.
Sound: Rhyming and singing

For more information on early literacy, please visit the United for Libraries Early Literacy Page.

100_books_logo1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Prepare your child for school and life long learning by participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Pick up a log at the Children's Desk or simply keep a list of the books you read together. Repeats count! You can use any way you want to keep track of the titles read including apps you may find in your app store. Any pre-school age child who has not begun kindergarten may participate.

Come visit the Children's Desk after every 100 books for a sticker. At 500 and 1000 books, your child's name will be put up on the Storytime Room Wall! After 1000 books your child will receive a small prize while supplies last.

Read any book you want. Need inspiration? Try this list.

Do you know the Ten Read-Aloud Commandments?
Popular author Mem Fox does!
Ten Little Fingers

All it takes is 15 minutes a day! Check out readaloud.org.

Why read aloud?

Are you helping your little one get ready to read? Here are some valuable resources to assist you:

zero to three Early Connections Last a Lifetime

NEAGreat public schools for every student.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
has positive parenting tips and developmental milestones
on their website for infants through adolescents. 

CDCLearn the signs. Act early.

Early Literacy Stations
Does your child like to play with these computers at the library? Find more info about them here.


contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000
Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Building Inspection, 2nd floor
972-516-6420, permits@wylietexas.gov

City Manager, 1st floor
972-516-6010, citymgr@wylietexas.gov

City Secretary, 1st floor
972-516-6020, citysec@wylietexas.gov

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor
972-516-6440, code@wylietexas.gov

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor
972-516-6016, publicinfo@wylietexas.gov

Engineering, 2nd floor
972-516-6400, cityeng@wylietexas.gov

Finance, 1st floor
972-516-6120, finance@wylietexas.gov

Human Resources, 3rd floor
972-516-6040, jobs@wylietexas.gov

Planning and Zoning
, 2nd floor
972-516-6320, planning@wylietexas.gov

Parks Administration
, 3rd floor
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov

, 1st floor
972-516-6040, purchasing@wylietexas.gov

Utility Billing
, 1st floor
973-516-6100, utility@wylietexas.gov
Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200
972-516-6360, recreation@wylietexas.gov

Monday – Friday, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Noon – 8:00 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300
972-516-6250, libinfo@wylietexas.gov

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Municipal Court
972-442-8101, court@wylietexas.gov

Police Administration
972-442-8170, police@wylietexas.gov

Public Safety Communications
972-442-8171, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Administration
972-442-8110, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-0771
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-0772
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-0773
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Parks Maintenance
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
972-442-5268, animalcontrol@wylietexas.gov
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
972-442-8119, recreation@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
972-442-3367, info@wylieedc.com
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 

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