Where in the World?


Fridays at Little Big Reads is all about looking ahead at literacy based programs and events across the globe.  


Today I am highlighting Mill Park Library Australia, Jubilee Library in the UK, and the New York Public Library in the USA.

What’s on at Mill Park Australia?

Young Writers Club – 9 February 2017

This programs brings together teens  where literacy is fun.  The teenagers are learning through discussion, creativity, and writing, as well as developing ideas and listening to their peers.

BrainyTots – 10 February 10 2017

BrainyTots is an intuitive program that assists the toddler with pre-literacy skills using educational resources such as books, technology and games.  This session helps with exploration and play, social interaction with others and oral language development.

Want to know more about either of these programs? 


Next week at Jubilee Library UK…

Dads Baby Boogie – 11 February 2017

Dads Baby Boogie is a fantastic opportunity for not only dad and baby to bond but to also to learn pre literacy skills such as oral language development through music and rhymes.

Bookstart – All year round

Baby Bookstart packs are for newborns to 12 month old babies.  This is a great pack that consists of 2 board books, a rhyme sheet, and guidance book to begin your child’s early literacy needs.

Want to know more about either of these programs? 


Coming Up at New York Public Library…

Family Literacy Workshops – All year round

This program is a great initiative for families to learn how to give their child a good start to literacy before they start school.  Here families will learn how to read to their child and receive useful tips on how to make this a fun experience.

Literacy Leaders Program – February 

This program not only helps your first and second grade children learn to love reading, but they can learn basic literacy skills working through a program with a teen mentor.  A great initiative for both the young child and the teenager.

Want to know more about either of these programs?  



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