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Ready for Reading is a complete set of free programs, services, books, spaces and resources for children birth to age five designed to help get your child ready for reading.
Tips for parents
As parents, you are your child's first - and best - teachers and you play an important role in helping them get ready to read.
Activities that build language skills
Watch these short videos to learn about five types of activities that can build language skills and help your child become a reader.
Storytime at home
Your child loves to play, sing, and talk with you.
Enjoy storytime at home with your child:
Ready for Reading guide
Let's Get Ready for Reading
A fun guide full of easy, everyday family activities to help kids become readers.
Things to do at the library
Find great books to read
Check out our librarians' top picks from the First and Best list.
Find the latest books for kids of all ages:
Join us for storytime
Storytimes are library staff-led programs that feature songs, stories, rhymes, and activities for you and your child.
Visit a KidsStop early literacy centre
KidsStops are fun, hands-on learning, discovery, and play spaces in libraries for children birth to age five.
Get help from library staff
For book recommendations, ideas, and support: