Ready To Read Michigan 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! 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.
The Library of Michigan’s Ready to Read Michigan program encourages reading aloud regularly to children during the early stages of life (birth – age 5). Ready to Read Michigan is designed for public librarians to model early literacy skill development directly to familiesl. Librarians also engage early childhood centers, classrooms and day cares throughout their library community. For the 2018 Ready To Read, Michigan, the Library’s youth literacy committee selected the award-winning children’s book, I Got the Rhythm by author Connie Schofield-Morrison with illustrations by Frank Morrison.
Consumers Energy Foundation’s Generous Grant to Library of Michigan Foundation Supports Ready To Read, Michigan
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. Support is also provided by Bloomsbury Publishing and the Library of Michigan Foundation. The Library of Michigan Foundation and its donors, like Consumers Energy Foundation recognize 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.