Early Literacy

Babies in the Library: Creating a Truly Baby-Friendly Early Literacy Play Space, May 19, 2014

Article: Public Libraries Online


The benefits of a literacy-rich environment for babies and toddlers are well documented, and the library is a go-to place for families with young children. But the actual presence of babies and toddlers in the library creates unique challenges for everyone. This article addresses these issues.

Early Literacy, 2016

Website: United For Libraries


Early literacy information for library trustees, advocates, friends and foundations with additional links to more resources.

Early Literacy Webinars

Webinar: Demco, Inc.


This link is a portal to four webinars on early literacy—Books Build Better Brains: How Promoting Literacy is Key to Early Brain & Child Development; 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Early Literacy DIY; Enriching Early Literacy: Small Steps, Big Results; and The Very Ready Reading Program. Each webinar includes the presentation slides for downloading to your own device.

El día de los niños, El día de los libros, 2016

Website: Association for Library Service to Children


Information on Día including information about, presskit, resources, program ideas and more. Día is a nationally recognized initiative to emphasize the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds.

Every Child Ready to Read, 2015

Website: Public Library Association & Association for Library Service to Children


Website of the joint PLA/ ALSC parent education initiative to empower public libraries to support community early literacy initiatives.

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing

Website: Too Small to Fail, a joint initiative of The Opportunity Institute and the Clinton Foundation


Public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday action—like describing things while walking outside, or singing songs together during bath time. Using books, parent videos, text messaging, social media, and information from expert partners, Talking is Teaching empowers parents and caregivers with fun and easy ways to improve their babies' learning.