Early Literacy Online Resources

Born to Read from ALSC

Resources and bibliographies for librarians who serve new parents and their young children as well as sample storytimes from around the country.


Early Literacy Booklist

A booklist created by a children's librarian that divides the books by the early literacy skills the books foster.


Early Literacy and Brain Development presentation by Pam Schiller


Every Child Ready to Read @ your library

Every Child Ready to Read is a joint project of the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children, divisions of the American Library Association, that seeks to incorporate "the latest research into a series of parent and caregiver workshops to provide public libraries with vital tools to help prepare parents for their critical role as their child's first teacher."


Grow Up Reading: Early Literacy site from the West Bloomfield (MI) Township Public Library

Organized by age group (babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, etc.) this site has information on brain development, emergent literacy, activities, and books to read for each level.


Hennepin County, MN Early Literacy Information

Links to the six skills, other websites, information for parents, etc.

Search by literacy skill to find appropriate books and how to use them.  Great for help in planning storytimes.


Multnomah County, Oregon Library website on early literacy

Basic information, the 6 Every Child Ready to Read skills, brain development and what to do at what ages.


Saroj Ghoting's early literacy site

Saroj is the primary trainer for VELI, and her site has great resources and information on early literacy.


Video Clips of Saroj Ghoting

Clips that may be useful for incorporating tips to adults on early literacy in the storytime setting. (The videos with the blue background are part of this set).

Zero to Three

Zero to Three is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.  The website has information on all aspects of development for babies and toddlers.