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Tiny Libraries

 

 

Our Tiny Library program places stocked reading nooks in Crossroads daycares and other places kids gather. This initiative aims at putting books in the hands of young children and their families, and to encourage them to read together. Reading to young children is proven to improve cognitive development. Reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills. In fact, a recent brain scan study found that “reading at home with children from an early age was strongly correlated with brain activation in areas connected with visual imagery and understanding the meaning of language” (TIME.com) Studies have shown that “the more words that are in a child’s language world, the more words they will learn, and the stronger their language skills are when they reach kindergarten, the more prepared they are to be able to read, and the better they read, the more likely they will graduate from high school” (PBS.org). Read more about the importance of caregivers reading to young children here.

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Children’s books in good condition can be donated at

                 

We also get monthly donations from

 

Want to host a Tiny Library? We are looking for hosts in DeWitt, Goliad,Gonzales, Lavaca and Victoria counties. Contact Jill Blucher – jill@unitedwayvictoria.org