Outreach Literacy Resources

Wisconsin Agencies

Growing Wisconsin Readers - A statewide initiative rooted in public libraries that aims to support Wisconsin caregivers of young children with information about early literacy so they can prepare children for learning at school and beyond.

Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.    —   A coalition of adult, family and workplace literacy providers dedicated to supporting one another through resource development, information and referrals, training and advocacy. Community-based Literacy Programs in Wisconsin is a list of Wisconsin Literacy member agencies providing adult, family and workplace literacy programs statewide.

The Wisconsin Child Care Information Center (CCIC) - A mail-order lending library and information clearinghouse serving anyone in Wisconsin working in the field of child care and early childhood education. Our goal is to help Wisconsin child care professionals give the best possible start to Wisconsin's children.

Program Resources

ALA - Reading Rockets @ Your Library: A toolkit for Librarians - The Association of Library Services to Children helps expectant and new parents become aware that reading to a baby from birth is critical to every baby's growth and well being. A resource page is available for parents and the librarians that serve them.

BuildLiteracy.org  —  BuildLiteracy is an online resource from American Library Association for libraries offering adult literacy services.

EveryoneOn in Wisconsin - A national public service campaign to raise awareness of the important role libraries play in digital learning, and to provide the means to extend digital literacy services to more citizens of Wisconsin.

Family and Child Education  —  The FACE program serves American Indian families with children from birth to grade three and is supported by the Bureau of Indian Education.

Literacy Research - Library reading and literacy program resources from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

ProLiteracy Worldwide - The new organization representing the merger of Laubach Literacy Action and Literacy Volunteers of America.

Reach Out and Read - A non-profit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric clinics nationwide with donations of books and support for parents preparing children to succeed with vocabulary, language and reading skills beginning at 6 months.

Reading Is Fun - This nonprofit literacy organization prepares and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most.

Thinkfinity Literacy Network - Offers free online literacy courses to potential and existing volunteer literacy tutors.

Talk Story —  The Talk Story program is a tool kit for librarians to share the richness and diversity of American culture with new readers, in books and library programs. A database of family literacy storytime ideas includes book suggestions and ideas for songs, crafts or other activities.