Getting kids On The Road To Reading
Posted on August 06, 2018
On the Road to Reading works with nearly 80 local child care centers to promote early childhood literacy for approximately 1,350 children. Library staff serve the centers by providing story times, Bunny Book Bags of pre-selected books for young readers and professional development materials for caregivers.
Through regular visits from the Library’s Outreach Services in their Itty Bitty Bookmobiles, the bags and other materials are refreshed to ensure new books and topics are available for kids to enjoy. When surveyed, over half of child care centers shared that the children in their care used the books from the Bunny Book Bags every day.
On the Road to Reading continues as part of the Library and Library Foundation’s work to prioritize early childhood literacy in the Indianapolis area. On the Road to Reading is made possible by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP; The Emily Fund; Haddad Foundation; Herbert Simon Family Foundation; Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC; The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund; Junior League of Indianapolis; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and PNC Foundation.