help put books into the hands of preschoolers in your community.
First Library's mission is to promote early childhood literacy for preschool children through daily reading, monthly library patronage and educational support.
We encourage a life long love of reading, family reading time, and a respect and appreciation for literature and libraries.
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Of all parent-child activities, reading aloud provides the richest exposure to language, so promotion of reading aloud, especially for children from more disadvantaged backgrounds, holds great promise for strengthening school readiness and laying a strong foundation for future educational success.
Reach Out and Read, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Reading Aloud to Children: The Evidence, 2008.