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
- 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.
- RUSD is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Check out some of these titles that highlight the voices, stories and experiences of those who belong the Latinx community. The collection includes links to read alouds! Other libraries of read-alouds can be found here. 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.
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Schools of Hope reading tutors wanted! Learn more about how you can have a positive impact on our students' reading skills by giving just 30 minutes a week here.
- Have more time to dedicate to tutoring our earliest readers? Consider volunteering for Reading Corps. You can learn more about those opportunities here.
- The Racine Public Library is hosting Ruff Readers, Mondays thru Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. This program is an opportunity for students in grades K-5 to snuggle and pet a therapy dog while practicing their readings skills. Registration is required and can be done by calling 262.636.9170. More information is available here.