Make Way for Books Online

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Stories matter. That is why we will continue to connect with our community, share stories, and serve young children, families, and educators at this time. Thanks to the support of our community, we’re working creatively and innovatively to connect with children and families online at this time. Here’s what we’re offering right now for children and families:


We’re enrolling families with young children ages 3-5 for our FREE early reading program. Build your child’s early reading skills, receive free books and school supplies, and gain strategies to help your child thrive in school and beyond! Our programming is offered in English and Spanish.

Families can apply now at: 
To learn more about our Virtual Story School model and program design, please click here.

Make Way for Books App

Make Way for Books App

We encourage families with young children as well as educators to download the Make Way for Books Early Literacy App to find books and activities you can share together. The Make Way for Books App includes “Read Now” books families can share with young children anytime, anywhere. Additionally, the app provides research-based literacy activities families can do together using what they already have at home.

Families and educators can download the bilingual (English and Spanish) Make Way for Books App for free at the following links:





Make Way for Books Online Storytime

Additionally, due to current circumstances, we are not able to provide programming in person with children and families at this time. Therefore, we have launched the Make Way for Books Online Storytime group where we share livestream storytimes mornings (Monday through Friday) as well as additional resources and activities for families. Families with young children can join the group on Facebook here.

Here’s how you can help today:

If you would like to help us spread the word about resources like the Make Way for Books Online Storytime and Make Way for Books App, please share this page with others.

The generous support of our community is the only reason we’re able to provide these kinds of resources and services. If you would like to help us continue to do the work we’re doing now, please click here.


Out of caution and a commitment to the well being of our those we serve, our community, volunteers, and staff, Make Way for Books’ office is temporarily closed during the stay-at-home order issued in Arizona. Read our Coronavirus-COVID 19 response here.