Children’s & Youth Services

The State Library provides consulting and training on child development, library programming and activities as well as public/school library collaboration.

Reading Tips Brochures

Cover of Getting Ready to Read brochure, with picture of parents reading to a small childTalking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your baby, toddler, or preschooler can help them learn to read and write in kindergarten. The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado State Library have prepared a handy brochure with tips and activity ideas to help your child get ready to read. You can download the brochure as a PDF in English or Spanish.

If your Colorado group or organization would like to distribute Getting Ready to Read brochures, you can order copies from the State Library free of charge. Fill out the online order form to let us know how many you want.