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. For further information seewww.ala.org/everychild.



Terms used in the scripts can and should be changed to fit your particular population. For example, "infantes" can be substituted to "niños." Also pay close attention to the recommended books, rhymes, and songs; please do change to fit the presenter's comfort level.



El idioma y lenguaje usado en los siguientes guiones pueden y deben ser adaptados para captar mejor la audiencia específica. También pueden cambiar las sugerencias de libros, rimas, y canciones a unas que sean familiares y cómodas para los presentadores.

Word Documents

Handouts / Distribuciones

Early Talkers / Niños nacidos hasta los 2 años

Talkers / Niños de dos y tres años

Pre-Readers / Niños de cuatro y cinco años

Other Helpful Documents




  • Books for Early Talkers
  • Books for Talkers
  • Books for Pre-Readers

Additional Helpful Documents


  • Information for Parents, Teachers and Child Care Providers Bibliography
  • Sample Flyer
  • Read Together Talk Together Sample Evaluation (Phoenix Public Library)
  • Dialogic Reading Summary

Tools for Evaluation

Additional documents prepared by Francisco Vargas, Phoenix Public Library.

This translation was made possible through grant funding through Pierce County Public Library, Tacoma, 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.