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CT Ready to Read is a new initiative of the CT State Library designed to equip public library staff with the information, skills, and tools needed to promote and develop early literacy skills and reading readiness in their communities. Through research backed learning models, workshops, and resources, library staff will have the opportunity to learn to model for, and work with, parents, caregivers, and children.

Using programs like Every Child Ready to Read, Reimagining School Readiness, Supercharged Storytime, strategic partnerships and more, participants will learn how to incorporate intentional practices into traditional theme based storytimes and early literacy programs.  As community anchors, libraries are emblems of public service, lifelong learning, and equitable access, and CT Ready to Read was created for libraries so that they have the capability to help prepare all Connecticut children for reading.


This project is funded by the State of Connecticut and the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library. 

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