|Early Literacy Support Materials||Brochures, pamphlets, booklets, etc. Order Form|
|The Bookworm||A monthly early literacy skills newsletter written for parents|
|The Scoop||A monthly electronic newsletter for youth services librarians|
|Grandparents – Give the Gift of Literacy||English/Spanish handout on how grandparents can support literacy with their grandchildren.|
“Six Skills” Activity Sheets
Take-home activity sheets that reinforce each of the Six Early Literacy skills. Use for enhanced storytimes, literacy stations, Tubby Buddy boxes, and parent workshops.
- Dr. Roger Stewart, Ed.D. has done several research studies for the Read to Me program, including:
- Books to Go Evaluation. This comprehensive report was completed in December, 2015.
- School Library Access Mini-Grant Project 2012-2013 Evaluation Report.
Dr. Roger Stewart completed an analysis and summary of Interim and Final Library Reports, Parent/Caregiver Surveys, and IRI Scores for the first year of this program designed to increase access to print materials for Idaho’s youngest students.
- Wave 1 of the new Books to Go program has been thoroughly evaluated. Read Dr. Stewart’s report here. The Routes to Reading Interim Report is also posted for those interested in Year 1 of the grant program.
- 2013 Literacy in the Park evaluation. This summer outreach program provided books and enrichment activities at 23 Foodbank lunch programs.
- Brief Overview of Findings from Children’s Access to Print Material and Education-Related Outcomes: Findings from a Meta-Analytic Review. A look at Reading is Fundamental’s meta-analysis, presented by Dr. Stewart at the Read to Me 15th Anniversary Celebration, January 12, 2012.
- Read to Me First Book Final Report, 2010-2011
- Eighteen public libraries from all regions of Idaho participated in a study exploring the effects of enhanced storytimes on parent/caregiver behaviors, knowledge, and motivation. Find out what the study found by reading theEnhanced Storytime Study, 2011.
- The 2011 Longitudinal Study of the Idaho Every Child Ready to Read program.
- Case Studies from Four Idaho Libraries, 2009-2010
- Evaluation of Read to Me programs, 2009 Final Report
- The March 2010 Report contains information on telephone surveys with Read to Me First Book and Every Child Ready to Read parents from 2008 – 2009.
- We also created a chart that shows the results from the 2008-2009 Read to Me First Book and Every Child Ready to Read (ECRTR) parent surveys.
- Read to Me First Book Final Report, 2009-2010 Program Year
- Strengthen Your Storytimes – Fall Youth Services Workshops
- Betsy Diamant-Cohen Powerpoint Presentation – English Storytimes
- Betsy Diamant-Cohen Powerpoint Presentation – Bilingual Storytimes
- Mother Goose on the Loose Props list
- Storytime Ideas Compiled – a pdf containing ideas from the workshops in Boise and Idaho Falls on ways to present a variety of books.
- Read to Me: Advancing Early Literacy in Idaho (Presentation to the State Board of Education, February 16, 2012)
- Read to Me Spring Meeting, March 5-6, 2012
- Time Spent In and Out of School: Why it is important that children read at home (PDF)
- The Math & Science of Play, Linda Clark & Cindy Christin (Bozeman, MT)
- Advancing Early Literacy (Presentation at Magic Valley ILA Conference, Twin Falls, April 5, 2012)
- Early Literacy Development in Infants and Toddlers (Presentation for Health and Welfare Infant Toddler Program, March 19, 2013)
- How School Librarians Can Address Summer Learning Loss (Presentation at Elementary School Library Summit, Boise, July 18, 2013)
- Literacy through Play (Presentation at NIAEYC, October 19, 2013)
- Developing Early Literacy in Infants and Toddlers (Presentation at NIAEYC, October 19, 2013)
- Fizz, Boom, Summer Reading: The Big Bang of Programming (Youth Services Fall Training, October 2013)
- Additional Resources and Handouts from Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Pocatello workshops
- Caldwell School District Summer Reading Program, Norma Jean Sprouffske (Video, October 2013)
- Read to Me Introductory Webinar archived recording (February 2014)
- Library Book-giving Programs, Webinar archived recording (March 2015)
- Read to Me Rendezvous Presentations and Handouts (November 2017)
- Storytime Fundamentals : Presentation, Planning Sheet, Age Appropriate Book Guide (January 2018)
- Dr. Seuss Celebration Craft – Crazy Hat Directions
- Moon Storytime Outline (Star Branch, Ada Community Library)
- Idaho Partnership Proves Successful Article
|Idaho Reading Indicator scores||grades K-3|
|Free and reduced lunch rates||by Idaho school district|
|National School Lunch Program|
|United Way ALICE Report||Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (Above poverly level but below livable wage): Download report, scroll to your county|
|Idaho Head Start Data Book|
|Idaho Kids Count Data Center||One of the best sources for a wide-range of statistics about Idaho’s children|
|Resources for Library Book-Giving Programs|