Literacy Texts

Are you interested in developing your child’s reading skills? Your East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Literacy Projects offers quick and easy ideas for encouraging literacy at home through a new text message service. Starting Thursday, August 1, text the word LITERACY to (225) 400-1336, to receive family activity prompts and ideas right to your mobile phone every Thursday evening. Please be assured that your telephone number will not be used for any other purpose. Feel free to unsubscribe at any time by texting OPT OUT. Standard message and data rates may apply.

Don’t forget the library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Read a book (any book) to your child or children — infant, toddler and/or preschooler — as part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. If your child asks for you to read the same book more than once, please do — over and over! Parents can enroll in the program at your local Each Baton Rouge Parish Library branch’s Children’s Room. Any of our 14 branches’ Children’s Room Library staff can even offer book title suggestions, too. And when your child reaches the goals of 250, 500, 750 and 1,000 books, your East Baton rouge Parish Library will have special reading incentive gifts just for them. They include:

  • 250 books – A special sticker and a book bag
  • 500 books – A special sticker and a decal of Off We Go! by Will Hillenbrand
  • 750 books – A special sticker and a poster of Off We Go!
  • 1,000 books – A special sticker and a certificate of merit, a copy of Off We Go! by Will Hillenbrand and an invitation to a special party to be held every August at the Main Library at Goodwood for those who complete the program.

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