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 or you can fax in your order using our PRINT ORDER FORM.   Additional resources can be found on our Resource Page.

Outreach Opportunities For Libraries

Routes to Reading

The goal of the new Routes to Reading Program is to significantly increase the amount of reading done in Idaho homes and child care settings. To achieve this goal, ICfL will be using grant and state funds totaling over $300,000 over three years to build three new elements into the successful Read to Me program.

Every Child Ready to Read

These Family Workshops involve young children and their parents in learning the early literacy skills in fun-filled ways.

MY First Books

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

Idaho Family Reading Week

An annual statewide celebration by local libraries to reinforce the fun and value of family reading. The Commission provides support materials for libraries hosting FRW events.

Idaho Child Care Reads

Librarians host early literacy workshops for child care providers. Children's books are provided to those who complete a workshop.

Jump start Kindergarten

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

Summer Reading

Kids enjoy special programs and reading adventures, and at the same time keep their reading skills sharp for the coming school year.


This program provides books for libraries that do outreach visits.

ELL @ Your Library

We provide information, training, and resources to Idaho libraries and their community partners to support their efforts to serve English Language learner patrons.

Have fun with math and science

Come explore resources supporting early learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Our cool online STEM gameboard can be found here too.

School Access Mini Grants

Elementary school libraries play a vital role in ensuring Idaho children develop strong literacy skills, starting in the earliest grades.


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