Children need to acquire pre-reading skills to learn to read. These skills are part of "emergent literacy" - defined as what a child needs to know before he or she can learn to read. Read more about "pre-reading" skills.

Download a Parent Handout on Pre-Reading Skills

Reading Tips Sheets in English and Other Languages

Maine Libraries have wonderful children's books. Many also have regular Story Hours that you can enjoy with your child. Be sure to take advantage of these FREE services.

Family Literacy Programs help families become more familiar with books and literacy resources in their community.