Literacy Resources

  1. Kids who read often and widely get better at it.
  2. Reading exercises our brains.
  3. Reading improves concentration
  4. Reading teaches children about the world around them.
  5. Reading improves a child’s vocabulary and leads to more highly-developed language skills.
  6. Reading develops a child’s imagination
  7. Reading helps kids develop empathy.
  8. Children who read do better at school.
  9. Reading is a great form of entertainment
  10. Reading relaxes the body and calms the mind.


Austin Public Libraries

Take advantage of this opportunity to borrow books and DVDs from 25 different locations in the Austin area! Go to the nearest APL location with a valid photo ID and proof of current residence address. You can also download eBooks through APL’s Virtual Library!

BookPeople Events

BookPeople hosts over 300 events per year. Authors will come out to speak and/or sign books. Call to request an interpreter!

Phone Number: (512) 472-5050

Type in Fifteen Principles for Reading to Deaf Children in the search field on the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center website for information on best practices to read aloud to Deaf children. Videos are available for viewing!

Educational Resource Center on Deafness: Online Resources at the Crossroads website

Go to for program & services, information & resources, Shared Reading Project, ASL Storytelling videos and much more!

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

You can register for yourVI child to get two free books per year at this website: