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Public libraries to offer digital early literacy tools

By Laura Devaney
April 28th, 2015

Miss Humblebee’s Academy gives libraries an outcomes-based program to support kindergarten readiness

early-literacyIn an effort to support public libraries’ life-long learning initiatives, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is launching Miss Humblebee’s Academy, a new early literacy product that will assist public libraries’ youngest learners in building foundational literacy skills.

Partnering with Miss Humblebee LLC, Gale has co-developed a product tailored specifically to the public library user, which includes the assessment tools libraries need to measure their impact on early literacy development in their communities.

Studies show that participating in quality early learning can boost children’s educational attainment and earnings later in life, underscoring the importance for public libraries to provide resources that serve this young audience.

Next page: How the digital literacy resource will help children ages 3-6