Ypsilanti District Library
Log Number: LG-246434-OLS-20
The Ypsilanti District Library, in partnership with the Library of Michigan and the Midwest Collaborative Library, will scale their early literacy text messaging service, TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, to reach parents of children birth through five years old across Michigan and Indiana. TALK is designed to empower parents to improve their child's school readiness by sending texts with activity suggestions that parents can do with their children. Public librarians who opt in to the service will receive training and resources to both use and promote the service. This project will develop a new, more scalable platform for the already vetted texts and service model, as well as develop a promotional toolkit, partnerships toolkit, best practices, and professional development around implementation.