STAR Books from From Birth is an initiative that sends free books to every child in the District of Columbia under the age of 5. To succeed in ensuring that area parents and caregivers are aware of this program, we need your partnership. The materials in the toolkit below, have been created to provide you with the information needed to effectively promote this program to the families who can benefit most from this critical early literacy resource.
The primary way you can help the Library and its partners achieve our shared goal is to help families register for this program and talk with them about the importance of singing, talking, and reading with their young children. This toolkit contains helpful communications materials that you can tailor to your audiences to provide them with valuable information about the importance of early childhood literacy and how receiving a free book every month can help get children ready to learn when they start school.
View the full toolkit here. Individual pieces of the toolkit can be found below.