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General Agency Information
Name:Read To Me
Address:117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-427-7717
Website:www.santacruzpl.org/kids/readtome/
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Description:Promotes reading readiness by offering: 1) Read to Me Kits of age-appropriate reading materials to parents, child care providers and preschool teachers, 2)Read to Me Resource kits for adults who work with very young children, 3) Storytimes led by Library staff for child care homes, and 4) Reading Readiness workshops for child care providers, preschool teachers, and parents. Read to Me services are free, and materials and services are available in English and Spanish. Read to Me kits can be checked out by anyone with an SCPL Library Card. Kits automatically circulate for 4 weeks.

READ TO ME is an essential aspect of SCPL's system youth services. RTM has received support from First 5 Santa Cruz County, SCPL Friends of the Library, and the California State Library's Early Literacy Foundation. SCPL, through RTM, is a member of the national Family Place Network.

ELIGIBILITY: Kits are available to anyone with an SCPL library card.

FUNDING SOURCE: First 5 of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Santa Cruz County Family Child Care Association.
Mission:Read to Me is a Santa Cruz County project that emphasizes the importance of the public library contribution to literacy development in young children, 0-5.
Programs:Storytimes
Family Place
Together @ the Library
Together in the Park
Services
Read to Me Kits
Tender Topics Kits
Early Childhood Kits
Book collections for young children and resource books for parents and teachers at various preschools and community centers
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Not Applicable
Public Transportation:Not Applicable
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:See Description Notes
 
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz Public Libraries, a City/County Library System
 
Subject Headings
 Book Loan
Child Care Instruction
Free Instructional Materials/Supplies
Government Agencies
This record last modified September 2, 2013

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