First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, Honorary Chair
In Delaware, only 52% of children read at grade level by third grade; that number drops to 37% in 17 low income zip codes, including Wilmington, Dover and Western/Central Sussex County. Children who are competent and passionate readers by 3rd grade have a strong foundation for success in school and in life!
Sign your child up today! Birth to 5 years
It’s never too early to read to children! Read 4 books each day; a few favorites as well as a variety of books from the library! Choose books that appeal to you, so that your child senses your excitement about reading! Attend Story Times and other programs at the library to gain new experiences.
Sign up today! Ages 6-12 years
Children who read succeed! Continue to read to your children every day in addition to assisting them in building their own reading skills. Once kids develop a reading passion, they devour books like potato chips!
Continue to set personal reading goals and track your inspiration. We’re all geniuses, we just need to get organized! Visit the library regularly in person and online to learn about new programs, services & opportunities! Get a card today!
Whatever your passion you can find it at the library. Today the library is a place of self discovery, lifelong learning, technology and so much more. No matter what the subject you can find it here. Governor John Carney, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, Cabinet members, Senators and Representatives discuss what they are Passionate about and how the library can help you find yours. Visit What’s Your Passion? to learn more. DE Library Card Rack Card PDF
Track the books you and your children read over time, keep a list of titles and number of books. Highlight your family favorites!
Capture your children’s questions as they grow, to encourage curiosity!
Tips for all ages visit guides.lib.de.us/unleash!