We’ve got a new “button” over on the right side – a purple “Day-by-Day” button that zips you to a link full of literacy activities and stories. DaybyDayNY is a website for young children and their families – and it’s part of NY State Library’s “Ready to Read” initiative.
You’ve probably heard that libraries are essential to Family Literacy. Well, it’s true. Our library like others in the state, bridge the gap for those who may not have access to literacy resources. Part of our mission is to provide educational resources for the entire family: computer and internet access, books, music, and a collection of backpacks stuffed with materials for hands-on exploration.
Now there’s one more tool in the kit: the Day by Day literacy calendar that can help young children develop a love for books and learning that will last a lifetime. The calendar uses multimedia to enhance books, songs, and family health and bring these components to life.
The calendar changes every day. There’s a story (provided by One More Story) - an e-book that includes original music and sound effects, produced by former Sesame Street Music Director, Robby Merkin. The cool thing: you don’t need an ebook reader – you can just click on it and read along on a computer. In addition, the website includes monthly activities, storytelling and nursery rhyme videos, rhymes for young children, and craft activities for children and their caregivers.
DaybyDayNY is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.