Literacy Month
Literacy Month


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You can support early literacy during the month of September by reading to groups of young children.

Are you interested in sharing laughs, smiles and your love of reading with young children? If so, we have an opportunity for you. We’re recruiting volunteers to read to groups of children at local early education programs.

All it takes is 30 minutes. Fill out the short form below and we’ll try find an opportunity that fits your needs.

Spread the Word

Please help spread the word! We've prepared language you can use to engage your family, friends and co-workers on social media.

Sample language you can copy and paste for social media:

  • Spend a few minutes sharing your love of #reading and your favorite children’s book with local kids during #LiteracyMonth. Find out more here
  • Here’s one very simple way you can support early #literacy during #LiteracyMonth.
  • Do you remember the magic of reading a book with a small child? Share the magic during #LiteracyMonth by becoming a #volunteer reader.


Why is reading books to young children so important?

The first five years of life are a crucial development period. During this time, 90 percent of brain growth occurs. Reading to children during this period helps them build a strong foundation for future literacy development.