Early Childhood Literacy Enrichment

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 … [Read more...]

Public Libraries

Many public libraries offer a variety of educational programs including summer camps, homework help, storytimes and more. MULTIPLE COUNTIES Little Free Libraries; Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou & Tehama Counties. This world-wide program encourages families & individuals to “take a book, leave a book” at small, free-standing libraries placed in … [Read more...]


Storytimes introduce literacy and help foster a love of books and reading. All storytimes listed below are free, and many include songs, crafts & special guests.​ BUTTE Monday Chico Public Library: Bilingual Story Garden. Ages 0-5. Songs & stories in Spanish & English. 10am, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) … [Read more...]

Early Childhood Literacy

“The skills children need to learn to read begin to develop from birth. Parents and caregivers help young children become readers by talking and reading with them every day.  Share a story and grow a reader!”  - Jennifer Snider, First 5 Shasta. Family/Community Resource Centers often offer literacy kits on loan as well as free books children … [Read more...]

Adult Literacy Enrichment

Adult Literacy Program; Cottonwood. The Cottonwood Library has volunteers to help anyone over age 15 to improve reading skills. Also offers English language learning services, including citizenship course. Free. 3427 Main St. (530) 347-5697 (Ethel Hicks).  In Spanish/Español: (530) 347-9580; Library (530) 347-4818. Adult Literacy Program; … [Read more...]


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