3 yrs. & up. Available in both English and Spanish. The Hatch Lending Library is a blend of traditional and contemporary picture books for young children and their families. Each book is accompanied by a laminated activity card that prompts families to talk with their child about the story, as well as engage in fun learning activities. The activity cards explain to both parents and teachers how crucial pre-reading skills such as vocabulary development, alphabet knowledge and phonemic awareness are developed within each book. The Spanish version has Spanish books and bilingual activity cards.