Have you ever wondered what you can do to help a young child be ready for school? Ready 10! is an initiative supported by Cedar Rapids Community School District, College Community Schools, Linn Mar School District, and Marion ISD aimed at helping support the work of parents & caregivers as they raise children to be… View more
March 7, 2018 – Cedar Rapids children can now begin to build their personal library thanks to the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL). DPIL mails more than 1 million books each month to children around the world. The free program provides one book each month mailed directly to the… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is gearing up to participate in the third annual World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, March 5. This event, sponsored by LitWorld, calls attention to the importance of literacy as a human right. Literacy is one of the keys to intellectual curiosity, of course, but it’s also fundamental to emotional wellness,… View more
Wednesday, March 7, is World Read Aloud Day, an opportunity for the world to come together to raise their voices and celebrate the power of words. More than 793 million people are illiterate in the world today. World Read Aloud Day is a chance for kids, parents, educators, caregivers, and families to advocate for the… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library has always focused on children’s literacy and preparing children for school. Now they are pushing that mission even further by implementing tools from the Every Child Ready to Read program developed by the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Young Children (ALSC).