Family Resources

Recommended Books & Activities

Now available in English & Spanish!


Our favorite books for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers along with tips to encourage literacy using each book!
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Great activities to do while on the road, at the store, at home and more. A big list of fun games, projects and discussions topics.
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Join the C2C Book Club

Each month, we will introduce one of our favorite children's books for the C2C Book Club. Join us in sharing the books as well as a talk, sing, read, and play activity! Send us a photograph or video of your family sharing the book to be entered into a raffle to win our C2C Book of the Month!


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Story Hour and Baby Time

Join us for Storytime at Make Way for Books every Friday! Bring in your little ones for stories, puppets, and fun!

9:00 a.m. is Baby Time for children 18 months and under.

10:30 a.m. is Story Hour for children 18 months to 5 years old.

We offer a special Saturday Storytime every third Saturday of the month!

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Cover to Cover

Join us for 30 minutes of learning and fun! Cover to Cover is a fun and free family literacy program. We visit different community locations (like parks, schools, grocery stores, or the community food bank) to meet children and families for interactive storytime and fun literacy activities. Cover to Cover is geared toward children 0-8 and every child gets to take home a free book at the end of the session.

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Raising A Reader

Each week we meet for one hour of intentional shared reading and literacy activities where children and families learn together. Through our rotating book bags, families receive books to take home from each Raising A Reader session. Children receive books to keep at the end of the program.

We partner with elementary schools to offer this program. If you live in one of our Neighborhood School Readiness Communities, you and your child may be eligible to participate in our program.

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Video Gallery

Sharing books is a great way to bond with your child and discover the joy of books together. Check out our Family Video Gallery to see how other families read together and get ideas for fun ways to share books with your child.

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Book M.A.G.I.C.

Did you know that you can help your child develop early literacy skills at the grocery store or while riding in the car? Make Way for Books partners with parent education programs such as Stay and Plays and Group Connections to provide families with simple activities to use throughout the day to help children develop comprehension, vocabulary, and other important skills on the road to reading. Download our Book MAGIC sheets and find a Book MAGIC partner program that is right for you!

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Additional Resources

For information on early childhood development, visit Zero to Three

Find popular finger plays for babies and young children

Find information on Pima County Public Library storytimes