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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.

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Springfield Receives All-America City Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

Springfield has been named a 2017 All-America City for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success.

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Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Oct 27,2017
Springfield Kids Read Half a Million Minutes In Summer Reading Project
Springfield children read over half a million minutes this summer (541,520 minutes) in 12 summer learning programs throughout th…
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Oct 27,2017
Emily Rodriguez
Emilio is 5 months old and already loves books. He is reading Cows Can't Jump with his grandmother, Emilia Rodriguez.
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Aug 31,2017
Monique Davis
My son’s name is Jaquan Davis, Jr. He loves all things dinosaurs, and animals in general. He loves reading in the morning …

#413reads Winners

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

Sol Arroyo

Sol Arroyo

My daughter, Sophia, and I are reading Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. My baby love colors, so I read to her about all the beautiful colors!

Emily Rodriguez

Emily Rodriguez

Emilio is 5 months old and already loves books. He is reading Cows Can't Jump with his grandmother, Emilia Rodriguez.

Monique Davis

Monique Davis

My son’s name is Jaquan Davis, Jr. He loves all things dinosaurs, and animals in general. He loves reading in the morning and before bed...we try to keep him excited about reading by making it a very exciting time...almost as exciting as when a child learns to go potty, we try to keep that same enthusiasm!

Carmen Morales and Annabella Ferrer

Carmen Morales and Annabella Ferrer

We usually read as part of the bedtime routine. She loves this book called, My Own Psalm 91 Book. Lately, Are You My Mother? by Dr. Seuss and Curious George Pat-A-Cake always work when she seems to not be in the mood for a story.

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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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