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Read! Reading Success by 4th Grade is a community initiative with the goal of ALL of Springfield’s children reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.

Take the New Year's Pledge:

"I will read more to and with my children (and the special children in my life) in 2017."
Reading aloud is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading.

Latest Stories

Community Texting Campaign Reaches Families of Young Children

One common question reverberates around the country and at the community level where the work of early literacy is conducted—how do we engage parents of young children? The bottom line message was clear from parents of young children—text us or find us through social media if you want our attention.


Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Feb 24,2017
Jex Rivera
I have been reading to my nephew since he was an infant and now he reads to me!
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Jan 5,2017
Sign Up for Texts from 413Families
Make a New Year’s Resolution to join the 413families (or 413familias) text messaging campaign to get messages with cool th…
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Oct 11,2016
Springfield’s 3rd graders make gains on reading proficiency in 2016
Contributing to the overall success of the school district are the gains made by third grade students who took the PARCC assessm…

#413reads Winners

See our Pride gift card winners sharing their reading photos and favorite books! Learn more about the program

Jex Rivera

Jex Rivera

I have been reading to my nephew since he was an infant and now he reads to me!

Porshe Monae

Porshe Monae

Nene and Jimmie reading Sunny Green Pastures together. The book is written by local artist Sarah Haynes.

Graciela Valdez

Graciela Valdez

#413reads has another winner! There is nothing more fun than reading with your children and grandchildren!

Danielle Schoelles and Nicholas LaPorte

Danielle Schoelles and Nicholas LaPorte

#413reads has another winner, thanks to the grandmother posting these photos!

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Early Literacy Programs
  • Talk/Read/Succeed!
    Talk/Read/Succeed! (TRS) is a comprehensive education initiative designed to improve the number of children reading proficiently…
  • Reader to Reader
    DiscoverBooks, a program of Reader to Reader, empowers parents to become active participants in the early literacy development o…
  • Family Child Care Language & Literacy Project
    Helps providers build skills to improve children's foundation for literacy and supplies them with books and activities to promot…
  • Link to Libraries
    Founded in 2008, Link to Libraries’ mission is to collect and distribute new books to elementary school libraries and non-…
  • Raising a Reader
    Raising A Reader MA is an evidence-based early literacy program that seeks to close the academic achievement gap by helping fami…
  • Stand for Children
    Stand for Children’s mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school pre…
  • Reach Out and Read
    Reach Out and Read prepares young children for school success by partnering with pediatricians to prescribe books and encourage …
  • MA Reading Corps at Springfield College
    The Springfield College Student Success Corps is an AmeriCorps program that focuses on providing academic and social-emotional s…
  • The Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative
    The Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative (HSLI) is a region-wide initiative to expand quality summer-learning opportunities for chi…
  • READY! for Kindergarten
    READY! for Kindergarten is an interactive workshop for parents and caregivers of children birth through five years old originall…
  • Springfield Bto3rd
    Birth-Third is about improving the quality of education and care at three developmental levels ages 0-3, 3-5, and 5-9 while impr…
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