Early Literacy: Ready 2 Read

Ready 2 Read is the Montana State Library's early literacy initiative. It is based on the American Library Association's national early literacy initiative, "Every Child Ready to Read" and was inspired by Montana-based early literacy programs such as Hopa Mountain's Storymakers program. Ready 2 Read is meant to help parents and caregivers - especially low-income families - understand the value of sharing language and literacy with their children, and to empower them in aiding their children's language and knowledge growth. Ready 2 Read also includes providing professional development opportunities and trainings on early literacy so that librarians who work with young children and families can better assist and carry out the goals of early literacy development.​

Please use the table of contents below to navigate to your desired section. Please also see our early literacy resource website, Ready 2 Read Montana. 

Ready 2 Read Programs

Professional Development - Ready 2 Read Rendezvous

The Ready 2 Read Rendezvous is an early-literacy focused conference that seeks to bring together all Montana librarians who work with children to learn how to better provide enriching, creative, and helpful programming and services for children and their families/caregivers.

Past Ready 2 Read Rendezvous Gatherings

  • 2012 Ready 2 Read Rendezvous: October 5th - 7th, 2012: Lewis and Clark Library, Helena, MT
  • 2014 Ready 2 Read Rendezvous: April 25th - 27th, 2014: Bozeman Public Library, Bozeman, MT
  • 2015 Ready 2 Read Rendezvous: October 9th - 11th, 2015: Bozeman Public Library, Bozeman, MT
  • 2019 Ready 2 Read Rendezvous: September 6th - 8th, 2019: Holiday Inn, Helena, MT
  • 2021 Ready 2 Read Rendzvous: September 30th, 2021: Virtual

Further Resources

Lifelong Learning

Current Projects

Archived Projects