Early Literacy

In our age of technology, early literacy has never been more important.  It’s why Ohio libraries and IMLS promote summer reading programs and other literacy initiatives around the state.

You may already know summer reading programs at libraries help prevent summer slide, where low-income families lose up to two months of reading ability over the summer.  But did you know library summer reading programs have been proven to prevent summer slide?  An estimated 1.6 million Ohioans participated in such summer reading programs and activities at their libraries in 2016.

Here are a few more IMLS funded programs aimed at helping all children increase their opportunities and achieve their dreams: