Dr. Seuss' Birthday
and Read Across America

​fall on March 2. Your school
​will have events before and/or after that day to celebrate reading. Include the Marion Public Library in your plans Thursday, March 1 at 6pm.

to the Let’s Read 20
​Endowment Fund!


Booksy: Learn to Read for K-2
Booksy is a library of age appropriate, interesting level-readers.
For the developing reader

Dr. Seuss’ ABC’s
Learn your ABCs with Dr. Seuss in this interactive book app for young readers!
For the beginning reader

Promoting childhood literacy is as easy as reading to a child for 20 minutes each day.

Please help us reach our goal by filling out the
​form promising to help your child start on the path to success.

Make the Promise Today!

The Library and Your Child's
Literacy Development

Learn more about Let's Read 20

MISSION: LET’S READ 20 is dedicated to building a Community of readers by encouraging everyone to read to a child for at least
​20 minutes each day from birth through elementary school.

About Us

Students can follow along as the story is read to them and can, in some instances, help create their own story. The website is highly engaging and a favorite of young readers.

Wonderful Websites

Awesome Apps

Supporting Your Child's Literacy at Home

Let’s Read 20 | c/o Marion Public Library
445 East Church Street | Marion, OH 43302


Kid's Area About Us Resources Events

Do you want to help?

Watch and learn more about why
it's important ​to read to a child!

Featured Resource

Story Line Online
Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books.

Any information collected will not be shared outside
​the Let's Read 20 organization


Sponsorship Partners:

With its Kids’ Zone, the Marion Public Library has online resources to enhance a child’s reading experience, as well as trained staff to help you pick out an age-appropriate book to read today.

Painless Reading Comprehension
The Barron’s Painless book series just took Reading Comprehension to the next level, fun!
For the improving reader

Goal: 5,000 Promises


Want more info? Call us at (740) 383-3108

Supporting Your Child's
Learning at Home

TRECA Digital Academy Goodwill Industries NUCOR Steel Marion Public Health Marion Adolescent Pregnancy Program
Marion Board of Developmental Disabilities OHCAC Head Start Marion Public Library North Central Ohio ESC St. Mary's Catholic School
Marion City Schools River Valley Local Schools Pleasant Local Schools Elgin Local Schools Ridgedale Local Schools
For Parents
For Volunteers
For Teachers
Step Up to Quality
A state-based information and rating system for preschools.

Reading First Ohio
Get involved with your child’s learning with tips and a parent toolkit to help your young reader grow.

Read Write Think
Parent and after school resources grouped by grades (K-12) including books and activities.

International Children’s Digital Library
A repository of books and resources from around the world, offer opportunities to engage readers of all levels.

Reading is Fundamental – Activities
A comprehensive list of book suggestions and activities to enhance reading interest and experience.

Reading Beach Bags
A collection of stories and reading activities.

K12 Reader
Reading resources including printable worksheets and lessons.

Resources and professional guidance for teachers grades 4–12.

Read Write Think - Classroom Resources
Lessons, Interactives, Activities, and Instructional Support.

Additional Resources

MeME Tales

Text-highlighted audio read-along option to help beginning readers who need assistance. The app comes with 20 free books when you first install it.
For Readalongs

Why do children need you to read with them for 20 minutes tonight?

Kids' Area

Coming Events:


Reading, like other skills, is best developed when it becomes repetitive. Forming the habit of reading at a young age is linked to higher performance and achievement throughout life.