Helping to make Iowa's children ready for a lifetime of reading an learning;
an initiative of Iowa's Library Service Areas.
Materials for parents, caregivers, and community members to make them more
aware of the critical importance of early literacy. Bookmarks,
posters, table tents, video clips, etc.
Kits for library story times, kits to loan to families and day care
providers. Storytime plans and promotional materials are also linked from
Add some of these activities to your storytimes to build the 6 early
New Activity Pages added
Fairs, conferences, and other activities for kids, families, caregivers and
Agencies and groups who are also working to develop early childhood
literacy: partners for libraries
Links to other agencies and resources. (New links added 2/24/2011.)
Grants and Funding
Possible funding and grant opportunities for Early Childhood Literacy, including
purchasing of books.
For libraries to share with local daycare providers: materials designed to
teach caregivers about the importance of early childhood literacy and to give
them ideas for building literacy skills with the children in their care.
issue of the "Kids Ready To Read" newsletter added 4/28/2011!