The Every Child Ready to Read @ your library initiative was developed by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association. One aspect of the initiative is to offer these scripts for workshops for parents and caregivers of children newborn to age five on early literacy. The scripts were developed by researchers funded through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. This information is the basis for the applications on this website. These scripts are based on the first edition of Every Child Ready to Read @ your library (2004).

Parent Guide Brochures


This translation was made possible through grant funding through Pierce County Public Library, Takoma, WA (Judy Nelson, Youth Services Coordinator, jnelson@piercecountylibrary.org). This ELOA Project was made possible by a grant from the Child Care Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents do not represent the official views of the funding agency, nor does publication in any way constitute an endorsement.

Newborn to age 5 from Mississauga Library System, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Todd Kyle todd.kyle@mississauga.ca