My First Books targets children from birth to kindergarten who are unlikely to have many books in their homes or have a library card. The program provides a book a month for nine months for each participating child, and My First Books families can participate in a free early literacy workshop. My First Books parents also receive a monthly newsletter, “The Bookworm,” which suggests tips and strategies to support early literacy skills at home.
In addition to providing children with books, a goal of all Read to Me programs is to encourage contact between participating families and librarians to promote local library services.
THE APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN 2019-2020 IS NOW ELECTRONIC
Please review the Application Guidelines. Only Idaho public libraries may apply.
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Looking for information about our My First Books Migrant Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) program? Check out our MSHS page for details and the online application. NOTE: This program is only for public libraries who have a MSHS community partner.