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Little Read Wagon

Prepare your child for success in reading, school and life with these resources from Little Read Wagon, San Antonio Public Library's early literacy program.

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About us

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!

Play and Learn Events


Play & Learn is on hold until local health metrics indicate that it is safe to meet in person again.  Little Read Wagon staff is looking forward to that day!  In the meantime, check out the Free Play Friday videos for simple ideas to encourage play at home. 


Upcoming Teacher Workshops

The San Antonio Public Library's Little Read Wagon early literacy training (for those who work with children five and younger) is fun, FREE, and always about early literacy! For the 2020-21 school year we will offer the workshop "More Mirrors, Windows and Doors: A workshop for early childhood educators." Click on the workshop title for registration information.

Please visit our Resources for Early Childhood Professionals guide for information about other training providers.

Early Literacy Workshops for Parents and Families

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. Find out more about scheduling a presentation for your group by calling 207-2517 or sending us an email .


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.