Library Based Programs

Library staff visit child care and preschool classrooms providing books, storytelling, and staff training.

Evidence Informed

First Steps library programs connect librarians with child care programs and preschool classrooms, providing books, storytelling, and staff training.

This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.

Who it Serves

Our library programs connect local libraries, families, and early childhood educators to build early literacy skills in young children.

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

Ages 3-5

Families with preschool-aged children

Early care and education providers

Opportunities for early childhood teachers, paraprofessionals, and program directors

How It Works

First Steps local partnerships collaborate with local libraries to offer programs that promote early literacy in preschool classrooms and at home.

Literacy

A focus on language and literacy development

Target Outcomes

Our library programs are designed to promote early language and literacy skills.

Community Impact

1,995

children served

1,164

families served

3

counties served and more coming!

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

One book per month mailed to the home

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Early Steps to School Success

Home visitation for families pre-birth until 36 months

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Family Literacy

Adult education for parents of children 0-5 to pursue HS diploma, GED or English language skills

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Healthy Families America

Home visitation for families 0-5 primarily to prevent abuse and neglect

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HIPPY

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home visiting program that supports parents in their role as their child's first and most important teacher.

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Incredible Years

12-week group support for parents for their child’s social and emotional development and behavior

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Motherread/Fatherread

Group support for parents with low literacy levels in reading to their children

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Nurse-Family Partnership

Home visitation for first time mothers, from pregnancy until the child turns two.

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Nurturing Parenting

Group support with optional models of home visitation and fatherhood

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ParentChild+

Home visitation for families with 2- and 3-year olds to promote early literacy skills

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Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

One of the world's most-trusted parenting programs, Triple P is used in 30 countries around the world.

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Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader operates in 3,000 locations across the nation.

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Reach Out and Read

Books and information on reading books to children provided during well-child visits

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Strengthening Families

14-session group support program to promote strong and resilient families.

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LENA Home

LENA Home uses innovative technology to assess a family's home language environment and boost positive interactions between parents and children ages 0-3.

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Parents as Teachers

Home visitation and group support for families, pre-birth-school entry