Reading Resources

This Resource List is under construction. Come back for more updated and completed information 🙂

January 14th, 2014

Reach Out and Read

A nationwide nonprofit that works with health clinics and medical providers to promote literacy in children 6 months to 6 years.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) -Born to Read program

The Born to Read program focuses on infants and babes to encourage literacy. The program partners with libraries across the nation to reach families. They provide resources online for librarians to use so they are more effective.

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

This program is devoted to spreading the benefits of early childhood literacy. They have resources for parents on their website. They also have a PDF document with research on it (

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL)

Staff from libraries all around Colorado came together to create a comprehensive approach to early literacy. They provide resources for libraries, increase awareness of early childhood literacy and train librarians for storytime and reaching out to parents. They also have a list of other organizations and resources.

Books for Treats

A nonprofit that encourages families to give books to trick-or-treaters, instead of candy.

Read to Grow

They work with parents of newborns in the hospital, promoting infant literacy from day 1. They give parents a book bag with several free books inside to start, then they provide low-income families with books for the children all the way through middle-school.

Reading is Fundamental

They provide free books to children, especially those in low-income families. They serve children from birth to 8 years.

Reading Rockets

They help children who struggle with reading.


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