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Talk, Read, and Sing Every Day and Everywhere from birth. 

Together we can give all Muskegon County children the “Reader's Advantage.” 


Win a Gift birthday cakeCard and Birthday Books!   

If you have a child age 0 to 8 years old, you could win a FREE $25 Meijer Gift Card and Books in their birthday month!

Open the form, fill it out, and click the 'Submit' button.

It's that EASY!  Enter just one time and your child will be entered into the monthly drawing during their birthday month each year until they turn 8. A winner is drawn every month. Special thanks to Meijer for donating the gift cards.

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Help spread the Read early. Read often. mission by posting a picture of your family reading together on the Read early. Read often. Facebook page, share it with your friends, and ask them to Like and Follow Us on Facebook. Everyone who submits a photo will be entered into a monthly contest for a bundle of books! 


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Join our Weekly Virtual Storytime!

Join us on Facebook every Thursday at 10:30 am for a Virtual Storytime with a local early childhood educator or community leader! Watch the storytime LIVE and comment and interact with us in the moment or watch it later at your convenience. 

Register for a Play & Learn Group  

Give your child a great start by visiting a Play & Learn Group for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers when they resume. Sign up for our e-newsletter and keep checking our community calendar for more virtual programming while when these in-person programs are suspended due to COVID19.  


Reading to Infants! 

   Mom reading book to infant     Play and hug, ask questions, tell stories, be silly, talk, read and sing every day to grow a healthy brain.

Are you curious about what, when, and how to read to your new baby?   Check out our video
"Reading To Infants"

Also, download all 20 tips from our One Minute Talking Tip Facebook Album for more ideas about how you can help your baby grow into a successful reader! 

Read Every day, Everything, Everywhere

Read Early. Read Often. is a countywide effort to urge parents, siblings, grand parents and community members to read to infants and toddlers. Reading every day, everything, everywhere will lead to success in school and in life. Business, agency, education, library, media, faith, medical, government, and community partners have come together to spread the word. Join our campaign!  For more information: Contact Allison Keessen, Read Early. Read Often. Coordinator at (231) 767-7285.

Muskegon County Business Owners: Help Us Spread the Message to Your Employees


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