Parents, caregivers and educators can take advantage of a new literacy training program from the Austin Public Library called Storytime Connection: Play Read Grow! This training is specially designed for those with children under age 5 and will share tools, resources and techniques that can help support early learning and future success. This training is offered completely free of charge.


— Registration:
You can visit this website to learn more and sign up. While an RSVP isn’t required, it is recommended.

— About the Classes:
The hands on class is one hour long and caregivers will learn how to use play every day to get their children ready to read. And children are welcome at these classes. Take note that the training at the Ruiz Branch will be predominantly in Spanish. For more information please call 512-974-7400 or visit

 — Schedule:

Storytime Connection: Play Read Grow Parent Trainings are made possible in part by an Impact grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.