The Bookworm is a monthly publication of the My First Books program. This early literacy newsletter is sent home to the parents of children receiving My First Books each month, and contains age-appropriate literacy information and activities. It can also be distributed by school and public librarians to parents at storytimes and library events. Teachers and caregivers may also distribute this resource. Each Bookworm contains:

  • Early literacy skills information
  • Book recommendations
  • Activities for parents to try at home
  • Poems, songs, fingerplays, rhymes
  • Technology links
  • Library resources
Latest Issue!
  • Focus: Summer Library Programs

    May 2024

    Babies and Toddlers: Splash! by Leslie Patricelli – English / Spanish

    Preschool: We’re Going on a Nature Hunt by Steve Metzger – English / Spanish

    Kindergarten: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat – English / Spanish

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The Bookworm is published monthly for each of three age levels: Infants/Toddlers (ages 0-2); Preschool (ages 3-5); and Kindergarten (ages 5-6). If you would like to subscribe to The Bookworm you will receive each month’s issue(s) by email.

Permission: You may download, print and distribute Read to Me’s The Bookworm for educational purposes.