Read to Me

Read to Me

Providing information, training, technical assistance, and resources for Idaho libraries and their community partners. Our vision is for all parents and caregivers to nurture their children's early literacy skills and for all children to develop as independent readers and become lifelong learners.


Read to Me's public awareness efforts encompass a wide variety of materials and dissemination methods to reach families across Idaho with information about early literacy and library resources. Outreach materials are available for free to Idaho library staff by using our online ORDER FORM.  Additional resources can be found on our Resource Page.

Youth Related programs For Libraries

MY First Books

The program provides books and library resources for at-risk children.

Every Child Ready to Read

These family workshops impact early literacy skills in fun-filled ways.

fun with math and science

Libraries host family workshops focused on S.T.E.A.M.  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).


Books to Go

Library staff place Books to Go bins at early childhood sites so parents have convenient, continuous access to pre-packaged books.


Libraries host family workshops focused on moving more, sleeping better, and healthy eating.

Idaho Child Care Reads

Librarians host early literacy workshops for child care providers.

Jump start Kindergarten

Participating librarians provide early literacy information and a free book to each child and his/her family during kindergarten registration.

for Underserved Children

This program provides resources to enhance library outreach visits for populations of underserved children.

School Access Mini Grants

Grants for elementary school libraries.

Idaho Family Reading Week

An annual statewide celebration to reinforce the fun and value of family reading.


This program provides books for libraries hosting El día de los niños/El día de los libros celebrations.

Summer Reading

Kids enjoy special programs and reading adventures, and while minimizing the summer slide.


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