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The LITTLE READ WAGON is the San Antonio Public Library’s early literacy program, designed to support the development of young children’s love of books, reading and learning.
Little Read Wagon staff provide foundational literacy information and materials to parents, extended family, and caregivers of children ages birth-five years. Services are provided free of charge at public libraries, childcare facilities, schools and community-based organizations.
The Little Read Wagon mission is to empower the San Antonio community with an increased awareness of, and the tools to support, early literacy skills.
Are you an early childhood professional? Be sure to check out our resource guide created just for you!
Upcoming Teacher Workshops
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The San Antonio Public Library's Little Read Wagon early literacy trainings (for those who work with children five and younger) are fun and FREE. Please visit our Resources for Early Childhood Professionals guide for information about other training providers.
Our next early writing development workshop will be offered in Spanish on Saturday, June 22. Lottery entries will be accepted through Tuesday, June 11. Please see the workshop flyer for details and the link to the entry form. This workshop will be repeated in English July 20 and August 17. Please visit this page again for registration information.
Play and Learn Events
Little Read Wagon is currently offering Play & Learn at two locations:
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, April 23-May 21, 2013
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 AM, April 25-May 23, 2013
We will meet for stories, songs and fun learning activities. This program is most appropriate for adults and their children (or grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends) ages 5 and younger.
Click here to view a Play & Learn video.
Early Literacy Workshops
The San Antonio Public Library offers an exciting workshop that can help parents and caregivers of children from birth to age five learn about the early literacy skills children must know before they can actually learn to read. Children who enter kindergarten with these skills are ready to learn to read. Since so much of school success is based on being a good reader, helping children get ready to read is an important priority for the parents and caregivers of young children.
Parents and caregivers can learn how to get every child ready to read with the help of a one-hour workshop from the San Antonio Public Library. Each adult participant will also receive important information about the library as well as a board book and tote bag. Find out more about scheduling a presentation for your group by completing a program request form or calling 207-2517.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA) worked with Dr. Susan B. Neuman and Dr. Donna Celano, nationally-known researchers and educators to develop the Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® workshops and materials.