Lexia Reading

Lexia Reading software can be used in the library or can be downloaded onto your home computer (Customer Code: 0617-6651-5719-0401).

See Monica at Veterans Memorial Library  to set up your user name and password for your MyLexia Login and to get information about how to download this software at home. Call 989-773-3242 ext. 32 (Monica) or email


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Tumblebooks are an online collection of Tumblebooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  Tumblebooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. 
CRDL Storytime Videos
Click for fun nursery rhyme video demonstrations that Mom and Dad can use to learn how to encourage singing and playing...and Mom, these fun songs and rhymes will keep the kids occupied in line at the grocery store too :-)
CRDL Booklists - Early Literacy Recommendations
Talking to Get Every Child Ready to Read - Books that Invite Participation

Early Literacy Resource Links

Every Child Ready to Read
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. The ECRR toolkit empowers public libraries to assume an essential role in supporting early literacy within a community.
Great Start Collaborative
The Great Start Collaborative of Gratiot and Isabella Counties is a partnership of community leaders, business owners, charitable and faith-based organizations, health and human service agencies, educators and parents. Created to establish and maintain a comprehensive early childhood system, the collaborative was created for YOU!
Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE is a national, non-profit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in the lives of infants and toddlers.
National Assn. for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
Healthy Children
Healthy Children is the parent information site provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics whose mission is "to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults".
Reading is Fundamental

RIF's mission is to: Ensure that every child believes in the value of books and the importance of reading. Assist children and their families with the fundamental resources children need to become motivated to read. Lead in the creation and development of national, regional and local collaborations building strong community-based children’s and family literacy programs.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Ready to Learn

PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy campaign, and part of the Ready To Learn initiative, focused on building reading skills at home, at school, in child care, and in the community.


Can't remember the lyrics to your favorite childhood song? Try KIDiddles which also has the music of hundreds of songs to help you remember the melodies.