Welcome to Allegan County's Early Learning Initiative webpage. Through various local partnerships, we have compiled a list of valuable early learning resources to help parents/guardians become their child’s first teacher. We believe that by encouraging families to “Talk, Sing, Read, and Play” starting at birth, children will be more prepared in preschool and kindergarten.
- Little Free Libraries >
Pick up or donate a gently used book at any of these local Little Free Libraries in Allegan County.
- Imagination Library >
If you live in Allegan County, sign your child up to receive free hard covered books mailed directly to them at home.
- Talking is Teaching >
Attend free “Talking is Teaching” Play-and-Learns and receive a free book to take home every month (September-May).
- 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten >
Sign up to receive prizes at your local library.
- TALK >
“Text And Learn for Kindergarten” Sign up to receive free text message activities to do at home with your child in English or Spanish to get them ready for kindergarten.
- Help Me Grow Allegan >
Get connected to early childhood resources, programs, and services in Allegan County (Allegan County residents only).
- Help Me Grow Ottawa >
Get connected to early childhood resources, programs and services in Ottawa County (Ottawa County residents only).
Thank you for increasing access to books in our community!