Family Resources

Talk. Sing. Read. Play. Everywhere. Every Day.

Get the Make Way for Books Early Literacy App

Get our free bilingual (English/Spanish) early literacy app for fun family activities, free music streaming, and book suggestions for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Find literacy activities to do with your children throughout the day—while grocery shopping, waiting at the doctor’s office, sitting on the bus, at home—everywhere every day!

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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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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Sharing stories is great way to help your child fall in love with reading. Join us each Wednesday and the third Saturday at 10:30 am for a fun storytime for children 0-5. We share books, puppets, songs, and movement.

Meet us at the Make Way for Books office at 3955 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Suite 114.

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Raising A Reader

Do you want to help your young child learn language and literacy  skills, preparing them for success in school and beyond? Join us for Raising A Reader! Each week we meet for one hour of intentional storytime and activities which are fun and engaging for children and educational for parents and caregivers.  Through our rotating book bags, you will receive great children's books to take home from each Raising A Reader session. When you bring back the book bag the next week, you will receive a new bag filled with different books to take home and share with your family.


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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