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Read the City! |“Read the CIty!” is a city-wide public awareness campaign to promote the importance of reading to young children as early as possible.  The campaign features the artwork of renowned children’s book illustrators and creates opportunities for parents to incorporate teaching moments into everyday routines, with a simple but powerful message: Empower your children’s future one book at a time. Look for our advertisements on kiosks, in subway stations and at bus stops in every New York City borough.

Council Member Stephen Levin praises study highlighting behavioral benefits of early childhood literacy and play | Read Press Release Here

NPR Teaching Parenting Skills At Doctor Visits Helps Children’s Behavior

City’s First Readers Endorsed By American Academy of Pediatrics! | Read Press Release

Business Wire | City Council Funds Early Childhood Literacy Initiative

Philanthropy New York | NYC Makes $1.5 Million Available for Early Childhood Literacy Program

Reuters | City Council Funds Early Childhood Literacy Initiative

NY1 News | City’s Early Readers Helps Babies and Toddlers Read to Succeed

Brooklyn Brief | ‘City’s First Readers’ Program, Universal Pre-K Aim to Counter Youth Literacy Crisis

Center for New York City Affairs | Getting Ready for School

City’s First Readers Brings Together Community for Literacy Celebration at Woodhull Medical Center | Read Press Release Here