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Welcome!

IMAGINE A WORLD...

...in which all children grow up surrounded by loving words, beautiful books, and the joy of reading, starting at birth and even before!

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About Us

What we're doing!

We’re helping to grow families and communities where everyday engagement with books and reading is an expected and celebrated way of life for all children, everywhere!

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OUR MISSION

To inspire, create, and promote efforts that build a culture of family and community literacy. 

Together we can grow successful readers, engaged citizens, and thriving communities.
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From infants to entire communities.

The path that brings children to reading and successful learning begins at birth and even before-- at home, in families, and in communities. Children’s Reading Connection is sparking a movement to seed that path with beautiful high-quality books and an abundance of loving words for all children throughout their communities.

Children’s Reading Connection acts as a connector, convener, catalyst, and collaborator – sharing quality literacy resources and models to strengthen the literacy efforts of communities, libraries, organizations, and schools.

Together we are better

At Children’s Reading Connection we believe we are stronger together. We connect to existing community organizations to reach children and families where they live, work, and play. We don’t want to waste time or money by reinventing the wheel, so we partner with existing programs. And we are committed to growing our movement, so we actively share resources and effective practices and develop program models for replication.

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Our Core Beliefs

Program models each have innovative ways of connecting families and children with the joy of books.

But it's the principles and values that underpin everything we do that makes Children’s Reading Connection distinctive, and powerful!

Our mission

To inspire, create, and promote efforts that build a culture of family and community literacy.

Our goals

To grow successful readers, engaged citizens, and thriving communities.

  • It's Never Too Early

    It’s never too early to talk and read with children…
    and those first years are critical!

    Without early, positive experiences with books and language children can enter school already two years behind, and they sometimes never catch up! Our efforts focus on reaching children early and often with loving experiences with books, words, and reading throughout family and community life.

Quality over Quantity

Books are beautiful, tactile works of art and language.

Books are meant to be held, read from, touched, and loved. We believe the books we share should represent the highest available quality in language, story, illustration, meaning, diversity, and construction.

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