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Reading Machine

Early Literacy on Wheels

LA County Library's Reading MachineReading Machine brings the wonderful world of Storytime, engaging early literacy programs, and STEAM activities to the children in licensed home daycares and preschools!

We partner with early education providers in select cities to schedule regular Reading Machine site visits, which include high energy Storytime for the kids, as well as tools, resources, books, and manipulatives for use in the classroom or home care setting, plus tips for educators to deliver their own Storytime.

Communities We’re Visiting

  • Baldwin Park
  • Compton
  • East Los Angeles
  • El Monte
  • Florence
  • Huntington Park
  • Lancaster
  • Lynwood
  • Montebello
  • San Fernando
  • South Gate
  • Westmount

Apply to be a Partner

While we do not currently have any openings for Reading Machine visits, please consider submitting an application to join our waiting list:

What Reading Machine Provides to Partners

Together as partners in education we will:

  • Explore the CA Preschool Foundations and Frameworks for Math and Science through Storytimes that include content on STEAM concepts.
  • Encourage you to actively participate in Storytime visits to strengthen your skills and confidence.
  • Share free library resources to support your work with children.
  • Provide you with activities to extend children’s exploration with developmentally appropriate early literacy and STEAM activities.

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