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Literacy Tips

Here are links to helpful early literacy tips for you and your child.

Born to Read, It's Never Too Early to Start!

This site is aimed at providing early literacy resources to library staff as they help expectant and new parents to become aware that reading to a baby from birth is critical to every baby's growth and well-being.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.

International Reading Association

International Reading Association resources are available to help parents as they take on their critical role as their children's first and most important teachers.

The National Center for Family Literacy

The National Center for Family Literacy inspires and engages families in the pursuit of education and learning together.

Every Child Ready to Read®@ your library® (ECRR)

Every Child Ready to Read®@ your library® (ECRR) is a parent education initiative. It stresses early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child's life.

PBS Kids

From PBS Kids, here are some useful and engaging expert-approved ideas to help you teach your child to read, and have fun doing it!

Reach Out and Read

Below are some of Reach Out and Read's "doctor-recommended" reading tips for parents with young children. Reach Out and Read encourages all parents to make reading with their children part of the daily routine. In this section, Reach Out and Read has also created lists of reading tips for specific age groups of children.

Six Early Literacy Skills

Six Early Literacy Skills: Young children need a variety of skills to become successful readers. A panel of reading experts has determined that six specific early literacy skills become the building blocks for later reading and writing.


How Do I Get A Library Card?

Would you like a Huntsville Madison County Public Library Card? All you need to do is meet a few requirements, fill out the application form http://hmcpl.org/card, and take it to your local library with a Photo ID! Learn more at http://hmcpl.org/card


Library Policies

Questions about the Library? Check here to see if we can answer it.

Internet Safety

From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, a list of guides for Children's Internet Safety.

A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety for Children from the FBI.

Some great internet safety guidelines from Disney.

National Crime Prevention Council's guide to internet safety (includes downloads).


We love our local schools!

Huntsville City Schools- PreK
Huntsville City Schools
Madison City Schools
Madison County Schools

Is your school missing from this list? Let us know! Email apendergrass@hmcpl.org to update this list.

App Reviews & Info

School Library Journal's apps section

Get the latest on apps and educational technology:

Common Sense Media

Find out what apps are age-appropriate for your child.

A Matter of App

Wired Magazine calls this site "A new childrenís app review site worth reading."

Kirkus Review: iPad App Reviews

Your guide to great picture books to read on your tablet device.

Apps4Kids: Discovering the Best Apps for Kids

Search by device, subject area, and a whole section of recommended free apps, too!