What is the Readmobile?The Readmobile brings learning, literacy, and fun to Scott County communities with visits to community organizations, early childhood sites, and special events.
Children ages 0-5 and their families and caregivers can climb aboard anytime during a Readmobile visit and stay for as long as they wish. The Readmobile activities and materials encourage the early literacy practices of read, write, talk, sing, and play skills. Families of early learners will come away from a Readmobile visit with the tools to continue these practices and help prepare children for school, reading, and beyond.
What does a visit look like? During a typical Readmobile visit, children and their families and caregivers engage with Readmobile materials including books, activities, and toys. They’ll also read books, sing songs, repeat action rhymes, and learn creative play ideas from our trained early literacy experts who are passionate about early childhood education.
The Readmobile also contains a small, diverse collection of books for families to borrow and return to the Readmobile. There is a different fun theme each week, so families can visit frequently and find new books and activities to borrow and share together.
Why is the Readmobile important?Preparing children for success in school begins with quality opportunities for a strong start, which is why we are focusing on parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5.
The Readmobile’s goals are:
- Help parents and caregivers learn ways to interact with their children that will support early literacy development.
- Connect parents and caregivers with community resources that support healthy child development.
Where can I visit the Readmobile?The Readmobile offers both public and residential programming. Please visit us at one of our public events listed below!
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The Readmobile vehicle and start-up collection were funded by the Diane J. Sachs Trust and a grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Staff and ongoing collection funds are supported by the library’s operating budget. The programming model for the vehicle was developed by staff from Scott County Public Health, Children’s Services, and the Library.