Lifelong Learning

Ready 2 Read Texting Program

The Ready 2 Read Texting Program was launched in October 2015 in order to provide parents and caregivers of four-year-olds FREE early literacy tips through texts on their phone. Those who sign up will receive three text messages per week for 8 months that provide easy, fun, and useful ideas for helping children develop and practice their early literacy skills. 

Signing up for the program is FREE and EASY. Text the word "SIGNUP" to 406-204-3583.

For more information, please look at the following:

Full Text Messages

  • Full Text Message List: This is a PDF with all of the texting tips that you will receive with this program. 

Publicity Materials

Literacy Calendars

The Montana State Library has created literacy calendars using the Ready 2 Read Texting program messages. These are available for librarians and the general public to print out and use.