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Growing Readers Through Caregiver Connections

For years I have made a point to address the adults in my storytimes by a variety of terms from “grown-ups” to “caregivers,” recognizing that many children are not cared for by their parents. I admit, however, that I had not given further thought to the significance of these caregiver relationships. Growing Readers Together has changed that by shining a light on Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) caregivers and the important role libraries can play in connecting them to resources. In a 2013 study, it was estimated that up to 57% of children in Colorado are cared for by informal (FFN) caregivers. These caregivers play an important role in the child's life, whether they are caring for the chil

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