Family and community resource centers often offer literacy kits on loan as well as free books for children ages 0-5; see section Parenting Support: Family & Community Resource Centers for center contact information. Reading with animals is a special experience for young readers – see section Animals: Canine-assisted Reading to learn more about these special programs. Lastly, find information about dozens of storytime events happening locally in the Going Places Calendar section of each regular edition of North State Parent.
Reading Heros; Oroville Library. Children of all ages are invited to read with a trained volunteer to share the joy of reading. Volunteers read one-on-one with each child, and children can earn prizes too. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530) 538-7641.
The Shasta Early Literacy Partnership. With the motto “take 10 & do it again,” this community collaborative is dedicated to promoting the message that reading to a child 20 minutes a day helps that child build strong language & literacy skills needed for success in school. Find out what programs & services they offer at http://www.shastaelp.org.
Literacy Enrichment Activities for Families; Mt. Shasta. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center has a lending library of themed literacy kits for families with children aged birth – 5 years. Kits contain books, games, puzzles, puppets, sing-along songs, tips for reading to your child & more! Free, on a check-out basis. (530) 926-1400.
Mt. Shasta Public Library: Reading Readiness Program. Kindergarten readiness program for ages 3-6. Includes stories, writing, math, movement & music, & more.
515 E. Alma St. http://www.mtshastalibrary.org. (530) 926-2031.
Siskiyou Child Care Council Resource Library, Weed. Offers children’s books, DVDs, educational toys, & curriculum kits & other educational resources for parents, caregivers, educators & childcare providers. Free. 170 Boles St. (530) 938-2748.