Welcome to our library of resources to help you raise a reader! 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
- 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.
- Don't let your kids go down the summer slide! Here are some fun, easy ways to keep your children's brains as active as their bodies this summer.
- Join the Racine Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge to earn badges and raffle tickets for prizes! The Challenge runs June 1-August 31.
- Rainy day? Have your kids listen to some read-alouds! Studies have shown that children who are read to at least three times a week by a family member are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who are read to less than that.
- Not sure you can make it to the library this summer? Visit the bookmobile when it comes to your neighborhood. RUSD students can use their student ID number to check out books, movies and more. The bookmobile's schedule is available here, and while you're there, watch for updates on the library's new TECHMOBILE hitting the streets of Racine this summer.
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