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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: Jul 18,2017
Business Champions for Children Event Held at the Hall of Fame
David Lawrence, Jr., founder of the Florida Children’s Movement, inspired a gathering of business and community leaders ea…
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Jul 7,2017
Jennifer and Quentin Grant
Quentin's favorite books to read are from the Curious George series and his favorite time to read is anytime! He even named the …
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Jul 6,2017
John Davis Named Community Champion Award Winner At Denver Grade-Level Reading Conference
John Davis, Senior Trustee for the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Ventry…

#413reads Winners

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

Jennifer and Quentin Grant

Jennifer and Quentin Grant

Quentin's favorite books to read are from the Curious George series and his favorite time to read is anytime! He even named the stuffed animal Henley, a name from the Curious George books.

Tiana Wilson

Tiana Wilson

We love to read together, and reading time is cuddling time.

Andrea Malapanis

Andrea Malapanis

My daughter loves the If you give a Mouse a Cookie series, Pete the Cat and any rhyming books.

Brandy Grimes

Brandy Grimes

We read together every day in the afternoon and at night before bedtime.

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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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