Consistent reading with children from birth creates the cornerstone for lifelong learning. Begin with Books is an ALD early literacy outreach program offering library service to home childcare providers who might have difficulty traveling to one of our libraries. We send volunteers who love to read and play with children to these home childcare providers. In 2012, our volunteers provided storytimes to 120 children each month and helped to circulate 5,300 books! Library staff provides all the training and materials volunteers need in order to put together a storytime, in addition to ongoing support and assistance. All volunteers really need is a love of books, reading, and children! If this sounds like something you might be interested in, as either a volunteer or childcare provider, please call or email Betsy Brainerd, Child and Family Library Services, 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279).