Fall Book Bash Date: TBD

10-11:30am (come and go)

Pella Public Library


Early Literacy Mentoring Association (ELMA) is a program geared toward educating parents about the incredible importance of early literacy and getting kids excited about books, reading and their local libraries.

Why early literacy?

  • Children need to hear 1,000 stories read to them before they begin to read for themselves.

  • Birth to age eight is the most critical period of literacy development.

  • Children who have not been read to from birth find school more difficult.

Get Involved!

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An ELMA book bash is a celebration of books geared to children ages 0–5. Each book bash features a popular children’s book. Book Bashes are held at the Pella Public Library from 10:00 am–11:30am. All the services sponsored by E.L.M.A. are free of charge.


For Kids:

The Bash will be filled with fun crafts, activities and games based on the featured book.

For Parents:

As a parent, you have the opportunity to spend a fun morning with your child and receive a FREE copy of the featured book (while supplies last) to add to your family’s library and make a difference in your child’s future.

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