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It's a new month and a new initiative for Turn the Page STL! What do you and your children discuss over dinner? #turnthepagestl

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The Missouri Humanities is a member of Turn the Page STL; a city/county literacy initiative that creates monthly call to actions to encourage reading. For February, join us in discovering African American stories. Follow the link below to view one of our favorite books by an African American author! #turnthepagestl Eyeseeme

Paperback - Lovable Lola is back in this imaginative sequel to the best-selling LOLA AT THE LIBRARY.Lola loves to go to the library with her daddy. Every night

The winner of the 2017 Building Block Award is - "10 Little Ninjas" by Miranda Paul! Follow the link below to learn more about this award and how it encourages reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age. Missouri Library Association (MLA) #MissouriReads

a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization operating to promote library service, the profession of librarianship, and cooperation among all types of libraries and organizations concerned with library service in the State of Missouri. Founded in 1900, MLA is proudly beginning a second century of....

Reading and words open the door to moments and memories that last a lifetime.

"It happens, on that evening, I am drying dishes. Julian enthusiastically grabs a magnetic letter "M" off the refrigerator door, holds up the letter towards me and pointing towards the shelf, yells "M, M, M, is for mask!" I engage in an impromptu game activity and start pointing out other objects around the room, while holding up a corresponding letter... I wish to thank READ from the START for reminding me that, learning opportunities can happen anytime and anywhere. Also, those times can be turned into intrinsic bonding moments that are memorable for a lifetime." - John Anderson,

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It's #NationalReadingDay. Grab a book and enjoy, you never know where it will take you.

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It's never too early to share the joy of reading with a child.

A love for reading starts at a young age. Check out Daliyah's story.

"Before Daliyah Marie Arana was even born, her parents say, she was learning how to read."


On Wednesday, Daliyah Marie Arana shadowed Carla Hayden at the Library of Congress as a “librarian for the day.”

It's National Read a Book Day! Help us turn every day into read a book day.

Click below to learn more about becoming a discussion leader or hosting a program and help us unleash the power of reading!

Thank you Beyond Housing for inviting us to be a part of your annual Ice Cream Community Event!

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Welcome back students and teachers!

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Happy #NationalBookLoversDay!

What book are you reading to celebrate?

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Happy 19th birthday to Malala Yousafzai! Malala is a powerful reminder that one person can truly have a positive impact on the world!

"One child, one teacher, one book & one pen can change the world." - Malala Yousafazi

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Nobel Prize

Malala Yousafzai – a leading advocate of children's rights – turns 19 years old today, 12 July 2016.

In her 2014 #NobelPeacePrize Lecture, she raised the voice of the millions of girls in the world who are deprived of education:

Happy birthday to Maurice Sendak! Thank you for helping to truly let young readers' imaginations run wild.

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Maurice Sendak was born on this day in 1928. #LetTheWildRumpusStart

#FeelGoodFriday "Great program! Like ways to help from others with my 3-year-old grandson I care for. I am not a good reader or writer so I want to give the best to him. The books and ideas will help me lots. Thank you." -Read from the Start participant #promoteliteracy

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"In a world of smartphones, tablets and e-readers, how could one argue that actual books are the key ingredient to a child's intellectual development? Pretty easily, it turns out. Research on early brain development makes it clear: Consistent engagement during the first five years is critical to shape a child's language, cognitive and social-emotional skills."

Reading aloud – from a book, not a tablet – can help close the alarming health equity gap.

Another excellent program to benefit our communities! The Literacy Lab offers one-on-one tutoring from Masters of Education students at Evangel University in Springfield. #promoteliteracy

Literacy Lab benefits all involved

We love this TED article about how important it is for boys to read books that include girl protagonists. #keepreading

The book “The Gutsy Girl” opens with an author’s note that starts, “Dear Gutsy Girl” while all of the drawings inside the book feature girls. But that doesn’t me…