Ready To Read Michigan (formerly Michigan Reads!) is an early childhood literacy program that inspires learning and school success. Ready To Read Michigan encourages parent/child reading at home and in educational programs giving our very youngest Michiganders a great start for a lifelong love of reading!
The Library of Michigan’s Ready to Read Michigan program encourages reading aloud regularly to children during the early stages of life (birth through age 5). Ready to Read Michigan is designed for public librarians to model early literacy skill development directly to families and engage in outreach to early childhood centers, classrooms and day cares throughout the library community.
Ready to Read Michigan takes what was learned and worked well with the Library of Michigan’s former youth literacy program, Michigan Reads! and makes it even more effective. Ready To Read, Michigan focuses on the neighborhood library and librarians as the central points in each community to make Ready To Read, Michigan available for all young families.
For the 2018 Ready To Read, Michigan program, the Library’s youth literacy committee selected the award-winning children’s book, I Got the Rhythm by author Connie Schofield-Morrison with illustratrations by Frank Morrison.
Ready To Read Michigan is a program of the Library of Michigan and the Library of Michigan Foundation. This project is made possible in part by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan. The Foundation is grateful to Consumers Energy Foundation for additional support through its generous grant to the Library of Michigan Foundation. Additional support is provided by Bloomsbury Publishing and the Library of Michigan Foundation. The Library of Michigan Foundation recognizes the important link between libraries, children and families in providing quality books, programs, and services.
Please click below to read more about the Library of Michigan’s youth literacy program, Ready To Read Michigan on the Library of Michigan website.