Early Literacy and School Readiness Resources

Library Activities and Programs


LENA START is a free 10 week class for families with children from birth to 32 months old with the goal to help parents increase talk and encourage reading with their babies in those early years.

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Palmetto Basics

Five fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life. The Spartanburg County Public Library has adopted the Basics as a parenting initiative serving families with children from birth to five years old.

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Spartanburg County Public Libraries offers a variety of storytimes throughout the county at all of our locations.

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Early Childhood Development


The South Carolina Day by Day Family Literacy Calendar is designed to be a tool to further develop early literacy skills that help young children become prepared for school or do better in school.

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A responsive one-stop portal to learn about public programs and services to help with their child’s growth and development.

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Local Organizations

Hello Family

Hello Family seeks to improve birth outcomes, reduce child abuse and neglect, and improve kindergarten readiness by providing a continuum of evidence-based services for all children born in the City of Spartanburg from prenatal care through age five.

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Spartanburg First Steps

Their mission is to help all young children in our county arrive at school ready to learn and prepared for success.

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State Organizations

BabyNet SC

BabyNet matches the special needs of infants and toddlers who have developmental delays with the professional resources available within the community.

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Help Me Grow

Helps parents sort through the clutter of raising healthy children. Whether you have concerns or simply want to learn more about your child’s development, HMG SC is here for you.

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