Family Resources

Dolly Parton Imagination Library Register children to receive a free book in the mail until age 5 (some location restrictions)


Free Little Libraries Find locations for free “take a book, return a book” book exchange boxes


Love for Learning Tips for parents to build literacy skills in their children based on Literacy Essentials


michigan learning channelMI Learning Channel A statewide project providing children in grades Pre-K–3rd Grade free high-quality distance learning content through a television station, streaming service, and website with on-demand materials.

Reading Rockets National literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help


PBS Kids Free educational games, apps and entertainment


PBS Kids for Parents Tips and information about child development, early learning and developing children’s literacy skills


Simply Read with Me Research based tips and strategies to help parents grow readers

Simply Read with Me Research based tips and strategies to help parents grow readers


SpellingStages Shows how writing skills develop and tips for each stage of development


TALK A free texting service that sends easy learning activity ideas and library event notifications to caregivers of infants and preschoolers. Text “TALK” to 75547 to sign up


Talking is Teaching National literacy campaign that empowers parents to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions

Upper Peninsula Great Start to Quality Resource Center’s Lending Library A lending library with more than 500 resources available to families of young children, child care providers, home visiting programs, and early childhood educators throughout the U.P.. There is no cost to borrow! Learning Bins are available to check out for up to one month and may be dropped off directly to you. Topics include Sign Language, Math and Science, Social-Emotional, Native American Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, and much more! Learn how to use the UPGSQ Lending Library here or contact Janice Menard to get started: