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            Reading is the gateway for children
      that makes all other learning possible.

                       - Barack Obama

Grimmagination provides open access to dynamic audio versions of the

Grimm's Fairy Tales as a catalyst for the imagination and continued curiosity in

literacy. With high production values and readings shared by professional actors of

excellence, we invite kids of all ages to join us, but particularly hope to inspire

and connect with reluctant readers and young people who might have reading


Literacy foundations and non-profits are vital in the effort to raise lowering literacy

rates among our nation's young people*. Please consider clicking on the icons of the

following organizations for further programming, activities and consideration of

a tax deductible donation. 

                         All the story sites listed are free and all the story organizations are non-profits.

                                 Chicago and Illinois based organizations have been prioritized.


                                                 * Source: 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress

    Dolly Parton's
Imagination Library

Dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five.

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Reading in Motion

Providing direct support in literacy skills to underserved Pre K-1st students through a variety of programs in Chicago.

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Open Books

A multi- source organization offering two child friendly used bookstores, and a variety of programs and activities in person and online. 

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of Illinois

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults and out-of-school teens increase their literary skill.

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Storyline Online

SAG-AFTRA Foundation's interactive site features well known celebrities reading popular and beloved books with their original illustrations coming to life through music and production. Includes activities, and guides on each story's age range and length.

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Story Corps

A special podcast, "Little Kids, Big Questions" from the remarkable StoryCorps which features ordinary folks telling extraordinary stories.

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  Live from the Library

Virtual story times from some of  Chicago's most notable familiar faces and beloved librarians. Previous stories are recorded and catalogued  or  live at 10am  CST every Monday through Friday .

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