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!
View Books Ver Libros


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.
View Activities Ver Actividades

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!


Learn more >

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.

Join us for Cover to Cover >

Baby Time and Story Hour

Join us for Baby Time and Story Hour at Make Way for Books (700 N. Stone) 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.

10:00 a.m. is Story Hour for children 18 months to 5 years old.


Join us for Storytime >

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.


Find the next Raising A Reader near you >

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors

Join us for Abriendo Puertas, a program designed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5. During sessions, families learn about school readiness, early literacy, the benefits of bilingualism, health, family success, and more! We meet at Wakefield Family Resource Center each Tuesday through December 8th from 5-7 p.m. A light meal and childcare are provided. Transportation is available upon request.

Acompáñenos al programa Abriendo Puertas, diseñado por padres Latinos para padres Latinos con niños recién nacidos hasta los 5 años. En cada sesión aprenderemos sobre temas como la preparación escolar, la alfabetización temprana, el bilingüismo, la salud, el éxito familiar, ¡y más! Nos juntamos en Wakefield Family Resource Center cada martes hasta el 8 de diciembre desde las 5 hasta las 7 p.m. Proporcionaremos comida ligera y cuidado de niños. También podemos proporcionar transporte si es necesario.

Join us / Únase >

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.

View the Family Video Gallery >

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!

Learn more about Book MAGIC >

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