Antioch Library celebrates opening of new 6 by 6 space

Library staff had plenty of help unveiling the new 6 by 6 play area at the Antioch Library in Merriam Saturday.
Library staff had plenty of help unveiling the new 6 by 6 play area at the Antioch Library in Merriam Saturday.

Little ones in Merriam and surrounding neighborhoods now have a spiffy new spot to explore early literacy skills.

At an unveiling ceremony Saturday, the Antioch Library opened up its enhanced early literacy space. Part of the library’s 6 by 6 program, which encourages families to cultivate six pre-literacy skills for their kids before they turn 6 years old, the space features active play environments for kids to interact with words and letters.

The six skills promoted by the program are:

  • Have Fun with Books
  • Notice Print All Around You
  • Talk, Talk, Talk
  • Look for Letters Everywhere
  • Tell Stories About Everything
  • Take Time to Rhyme

Now celebrating is sixth year, 6 by 6 has gone on to be adapted for use by the State Library of Kansas.