Using Social Media to Impart Early Literacy Tips to Parents

Jill Bickford


Libraries are constantly working to help parents prepare their children to be readers, and we’re aided, in part, by the Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) parent education initiative.

We are always looking for new ways to reach parents of young children and convey this accessible, practical, and applicable information. We impart tips during parent workshops and storytimes, and one-on-one during patron interactions, but how do we continue to reach them once they’ve left the building? How do we reach those caregivers who cannot regularly come to our libraries for a variety of reasons?

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Pew Research Center, Parents and Social Media, July 16, 2015,

"Meet the (Millennial) Parents," Crowdtap, January 26, 2016,



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