Welcome to our library of resources to help you raise a reader! We are consistently adding new information so check out the "What's New" section below for the latest literacy events, new book recommendations and more.
Early literacy skills start developing before children even start school and here you can find everything you need to help your child build the foundation they need to learn and grow. Let’s come together to help the next generation of readers develop a love for language!
Getting started is simple. Check out:
- Ten Tips for Families of Young Children
- Simple Things All Families Can Do at Home
- Reading 101: A Guide for Parents
- Raising Readers: Parent University Session with Reading Specialist Maggie Morgan (Ebook Format)
Then, dig deeper! We have tips, activities and more for every level of reader, whether they’re learning letters or reading independently. Take a look at our reader profiles and then use the menu at the left to find appropriate activities for your child.
Make the Racine Public Library your summer hangout! RUSD students can simply use their student ID to check out all the resources the library has to offer. Check out their summer reading program (with prizes!), find out when the Bookmobile will be near you and discover other fun offerings here.
Avoid the summer slide! Stock up on dollar store supplies to keep your children's brains active all summer long. Our reading specialists have found plenty of options!
FREE books for children under 5 mailed to your door! Learn more here.