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For: Families

Read Aloud 15 Minutes | National Campaign

Reading aloud just 15 minutes a day can help set your child up for reading success. View our letter to parents and then check out Read Aloud for even more resources.

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For: Families & Educators

Family Engagement Calendar | MDE

A calendar of activities and exercises for encouraging learning outside your child’s classroom, as well as useful conversation starters to strengthen communication with your children. 

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For: Families and OST Providers

You for Youth

Resources to help you and the young people you nurture. Learn, grow, and connect with the help of You for Youth's expansive toolbox. Learning starts with you.

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For: Families & OST Providers

Unite for Literacy's E-Book Library

Unite for Literacy pictures a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures. Check out their free e-book library.

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For: Families

MPB At-Home Learning Materials

MPB provides resources for parents and educators who are looking for fun, engaging lessons to employ at-home during extended periods of out-of-school time. 

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For: Families & OST Providers

National Summer Learning Week

A celebration dedicated to keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school ready to succeed. Check out L.O.U. Reads' summer packet.

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For: Families

Little Free Libraries in the L.O.U. Community

Little Free Library is a nonprofit that builds community, inspires readers, and expands book access for all through volunteer-led libraries. Check out this map for a location near you.

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For: Families


Activities, ideas, tips, lists, how-to’s, stories, round-ups, and more to help you and your kids bond together as a family and celebrate every big and small occasion together.

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For: Families & OST Providers

Toolkit | National Summer Learning Association

This toolkit offers helpful tips for parents as they navigate uncharted waters in the 2020-2021 school year. We invite you to share with families in your community.

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For: Families & Educators

Back-to-School Guide | MDE

A guide to help families navigate returning to school as safely as possible. The Mississippi Department of Education wants families to stay informed, prepared, and healthy.

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For: OST Providers

Afterschool Alliance

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and give working parents peace of mind. Read more about how you can maximize OST time in the L.O.U. community.

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For: Families & OST Providers

L.O.U. Summer Learning Activities

Looking for a fun program for your child to enroll in over the summer? This guide contains a list of ongoing summer learning activities in the L.O.U. Reads community.


For: Families


Vroom provides a variety of resources for young children. The Bezos Family Foundation founded this program. The topics on Vroom are rooted in science.

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For: Families

Reading Score

Mississippi Department of Education provides information on how to access your child's reading scores.

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