Basic Service: Story time for preschoolers.
Promotes: Hearing language, being read aloud to, socialization, cognitive development for building later learning, modeling reading aloud and interaction for parents and caregivers, reading motivation, playing with language.
Best Practice: Parent training and mentoring.
Promotes: Socialization, language-skill building, book selection, motivation, joy of reading.
Best Practice: Programming with families.
Promotes: Lifelong use of library, motivation, parent/child interaction, independent reading, access to materials, early/emergent literacy.
Best Practice: Child-care provider training and mentoring.
Promotes: Early/emergent literacy, book selection, motivation, joy of reading, playing with language.