Literacy Related Links

Below is a list of great websites that promote reading and literacy education. These websites can be helpful, allowing you to look around at our listing of websites, organizations and companies that are helping to support reading and literacy education.

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Book Clubs

Audio Book Club: Audio Book Club is the original and premiere shopping club for people who love books but don't always have time to read. Membership gives you access to thousands of titles, together with tremendous members-only savings and the most convenient way to shop and buy.

Book Of The Month: Book of the Month provides a vast selection of today's best novels, most intriguing biographies & histories, most intense thrillers & more.

Dear Reader: At you can sign up for to receive 5-minute book samples from various books emailed to you every day. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters of a book.

Doubleday Book Club: Doubleday Book Club offers all popular, diet books, self-help books, romance novels, and selections from best-selling authors at great bargain prices.

Oprah Book Club: A great list of some of the best current and classic novels. Includes a great list of books for children and adults.


Educational Websites

ABC Home Preschool: A resourceful site for parents teaching their children preschool at home. It is the site of the original ?use and reuse? wipe-off ABC Home Preschool Workbooks ? 9 month curriculum.

Audioblox: Develops foundational learning skills such as concentration, spatial orientation and number concept, visual and auditory memory, and verbal comprehension. is the Internet's most comprehensive resource for information on vocational schools and adult trade schools and colleges in the fields of business, culinary arts, information technology (IT), graphic design, web design, fashion design, interior design and more. Career Schools provides a comprehensive directory of professional, trade schools and vocational schools and colleges for aspiring adults like yourself. Distance learning degrees and online degree programs are designed for aspiring career professionals who can't afford to put their career on hold while seeking a higher education degree at a traditional college. is a directory of online educational resources. To help you find the information you need, we provide a free listing of web sites dedicated to educational topics.

EmpowerMind: EmpowerMind is an educational company teaching preteens, teens and adults, with unconditional love, how to process information and develop a personalized learning system by focusing and then capitalizing on their strengths.

GEOS Oceania English Language Colleges: GEOS Oceania English Language Colleges offer English courses in modern facilities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.

Homework Help: Learn how to help motivate your child to do homework. You?ll also find tips on fun summer homework ideas that will keep your child learning even after school lets out.

JobBank USA: JobBank USA Specializes in providing employment and resume information services to job candidates, employers and recruitment firms.

Kids Educational Software For Preschoolers: Smart Neurons provides educational software for preschoolers and kids to help enhance their pre-reading skills, story building logic and imagination.

Kids Reading Help: Math and Reading Help for Kids is a directory of hundreds of original articles, tips and resources designed to help children learn. Educational software and services for middle school, high school, and college students. Creative, innovative and interactive products that empower students of all ages. Linkup-Parents makes searching easier and less time-consuming for you as well as provide you with educational and parenting information.

Professional Association Education: The main goal of this site is to present information concerning education. This site helps educators and administrators search for learning products, services and news. is the most complete guide to information about Self Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.

Single Parents Network: We are about connecting together the single parent resources so that we can make single healthy choices as we parent. An intuitive process to motivation and goal-setting along with a goal-setting software product.

Teaching Treasures: Parents, teachers and students using this educational site will find many free unique teaching tools, online interactive activities, projects, worksheets and many other resources to help with the daily educational learning adventure.

The Education Portal: The education portal allows prospective students to search for schools by state or by degree type. Find hundreds of original articles about the schools and various career possibilities.

United States Educational Resources Directory: Great collection of educational resources. Find information relating to education in your state.



Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), founded in 1895, offers library services from 18 neighborhood library locations, the Main Library in Oakland and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Cleveland Public Library: The mission of the Cleveland Public Library is to be the best urban library system in the country by providing access to the worldwide information that people and organizations need in a timely, convenient and equitable manner.

Duke University Libraries Online: The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The William R. Perkins Library and its seven branches, together with the University Archives and the separately administered libraries serving the schools of Business, Divinity, Law, and Medicine, comprise one of the nation's top ten private university library systems.

Hawaii State Public Library: This web site serves as a guide to the services and collections in Hawaii's public libraries.

Houston Public Library: Houston Public Library, the community's place for learning, fun and adventure, access to innovative technology, and creative solutions to information needs and service excellence empowering personal and professional growth.

Internet Library for Librarians: A portal designed for librarians to locate Internet resources related to their profession. A popular information resource site for librarians since 1994.

Iowa Literacy Resource Center: The site provides a link to resource materials in Iowa and at a regional and national level for adult literacy practitioners and students. These resources are available in many formats including print, audio, video and online.

Library of Congress: The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.

New York Public Library: The New York Public Library offers a continuing education, for each of us, at every level of learning.

Phoenix Public Library: It is the mission of the Phoenix Public Library to foster an informed and literate community with information resources and works of the imagination.

St. Louis Public Library: Our mission is to become the best public library in the world by being so tuned in to the people we serve and so supportive of each other's efforts that we are able to provide highly responsive service.


Online Bookstores

Amazon: One of the largest online shopping web sites for electronics, apparel, music, books, DVDs and more.

Biology Book World: Biology Book World is designed to put you in touch with a library full of biology books, science textbooks, zoology books, microbiology reference books as well as creationism books. We offer a wide selection of both new and used books.

Direct Textbooks: Benefit from our textbooks price comparisons for textbooks. Enter the ISBN, Title Author or Keyword and get a price comparison for any book.

Powell's City of Books: From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 on a derelict corner of northwest Portland, Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's great bookstores, with seven locations in the Portland metropolitan area and one of the book world's most successful dot-coms (, serving customers worldwide.

W. W. Norton & Company: W. W. Norton & Company, the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to "publish books not for a single season, but for the years" in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, college textbooks, cookbooks, art books and professional books.


Reading Related Websites

Baltimore Reads: Baltimore Reads helps educationally disadvantaged adults improve their quality of life and self-sufficiency through strong literacy and job training programs.

Chip & Cookie (Wally Amos): Chip and Cookie believe that everyone everywhere can come together to address the literacy needs of children. Reading aloud to children is a simple and important way to raise children to value and love reading.

Dyslexia, the Gift: Join us as we explore the positive talents that give rise to dyslexia, and share our knowledge about the best ways for dyslexic people to learn.

Gravach & Associates Reading Programs: Dr. Matthew Glavach's research with middle school and high school struggling readers has proven that it is not too late for the students to learn to read. The programs resulting from the research are presented here as the Core Reading System and other direct instruction programs.

Learning To Read (John Nemes): The purpose of this web page is to improve the quality of reading instruction through the study of the reading process and teaching techniques. It will serve as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research through conferences, journals and other publications. Click on the following links to search for developments in literacy, professional materials, research and critical issues.

Quick Start Reading: Offers beginning phonics reading products, online activities, resources for parents and free reading advice to help children learn to read by using creative and fun teaching aids - tested over a thirty-year period. Reading Answers features information and free resources for teachers and parents who help children learn to read. Parent rights, ideas for interacting with schools, Gifted and Talented projects, strategies for reading with children, vocabulary ideas, writing, and other supports are included.

Teacher Links: Great list of websites for educators. The site has multiple categories of websites to make it easy to locate your information.


Special Literacy Resources

American Literacy Directory: America's Literacy Directory is a national database of literacy programs available via the Internet and the National Institute for Literacy's toll-free telephone number.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications: The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications provides an index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies. When available, links are provided to the full text of these publications.

Evaluation of Information Sources: Contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet. It is intended to be particularly useful to librarians and others who are selecting sites to include in information resource guides or by or informing users as to the qualities they should use in evaluating Internet information.


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Voluntary Literacy Organizations

Barbara Bush Foundation: Establish literacy as a value in every family in America, by helping every family in the nation understand that the home is the child's first school, that the parent is the child's first teacher, and that reading is the child's first subject.

Center for Media Literacy: A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is a nonprofit educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally.

Get Caught Reading: Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. May is Get Caught Reading month, but the campaign is promoted throughout the year. Get Caught Reading is supported by the Association of American Publishers (AAP).

Literacy Online: A gateway to electronic resources and tools for the national and international youth and adult literacy communities. This site is jointly sponsored by the International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Literacy Volunteers of America: ProLiteracy Worldwide is a nonprofit international literacy organization based in Syracuse, New York, that was formed by the 2002 merger of Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.

PBS Adult Learning Center: PBS's Adult Learning Service is your source for high-quality educationally sound course content.

Public Library Association: The Public Library Association enhances the development and effectiveness of public library staff personnel and public library services.

Smithsonian Institution: In communities across the nation, our programs offer the Smithsonian experience to adults and young people alike. Explore the world of words, share it with other wordlovers, and delight in the joy of words.


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