This report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) issues a call to action for everyone to utilize museums and libraries which provide quality and effective early learning opportunities for children. This publication focuses on the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading which promotes reading proficiency for low-income students. The report provides examples and success stories of ways that libraries and museums support community efforts to educate young learners. The authors also offer recommendations for action for policy makers, communities, schools, parents, caregivers, museums, libraries, and funders.
Institute of Museum and Library Services. Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners. Washington DC: 2013.