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 materials are based on the first edition of Every Child Ready to Read @ your library (2004).

Every Child Ready to Read second edition practices: Ottawa Public Library Chaque enfant préparé à la lecture

Powerpoint Presentations and Notes


Parent Brochures

Other Documents


  • Early Literacy Skill: Definitions
  • What Can I Say? From Skill to Parent / Caregiver

This translation was done by Ottawa ( Canada) Public Library/Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa. 

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