For Libraries

TALK is available to all families a participating public library serves!

TALK: Text to Learn for Kindergarten was developed by librarians in 2017 to help caregivers of children from birth to five years prepare their children for school readiness and success. Unlike other similar text messaging services, TALK is based on the national research-based program “Every Child Ready to Read,” which encourages caregivers to read, write, talk, sing, and play with their children every day. TALK helps libraries engage caregivers of young children; it’s also a great way to reach potential new library users!

Participating libraries receive access to promotional toolkits and a Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) TALK portal account. In addition to the activity-based messages TALK sends to parents, the TALK portal allows you to both send custom library event and service notifications to TALK subscribers in your service area and generate user data reports to let your community partners see the impact of their work.

Interested in participating? Details on toolkits and how to successfully implement TALK in your community will be shared when you subscribe to TALK by requesting a quote below.

Already a TALK library? Access the MCLS TALK portal by clicking the Sign in to the MCLS TALK Portal below!