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Brain Building

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” -Emilie Buchwald


If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Early Literacy Program Specialist, Julie Pitts at 910-949-4045 or


Download our Parent's Guide to Brain Building book now to learn about all of the early literacy resources available in Moore County.


One of the most important things parents and caregivers can do in the early years of a child’s life is to read with them.  Sitting with your child on your lap while reading not only helps to prepare them for school but also creates memories and strengthens your bond with them. While they enjoy this reading time with you, you are showing them that reading is fun, exciting and something they like to do. Try incorporating these Active Reading strategies. It’s as easy as ABC! 


Having a home library for your child with diverse books is important too!  Need more books? Sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! Partners for Children & Families also partners with the organizations below to make sure that Moore County’s children have books that they can take home to start their own library.


Reach Out & Read - Premier Pediatrics, Northern Moore Family Practice, Carthage Family Care, FirstHealth Family Medicine in Carthage, Seven Lakes, Pinehurst & Robbins. 


Encouraging Early Literacy - FirstHealth Neonatal Intensive Care Clinic, Moore County Health Department, Life Care Pregnancy Center, North Moore Family Resource Center, Sandhills Community College, and the Children's Developmental Services Agency.


New Books-Good Looks Literacy Initiative - Blendz Barber Shop, Graham’s Barber Shop, Heads Up Barber Shop & Academy, Elite Hair Care Services, City Barbershop, Cut-in-Town Barbershop, and Vass Barbershop. 




The Vroom app helps to make every moment with your child a brain building moment whether you are in the grocery store, waiting at the doctors office, having bathtime or snuggling on your couch.  Vroom gives you age-appropriate, fast, free tips to engage your child while boosting their brain power. Then Vroom tells you the brainy science behind each tip. Vroom also has Vroom by Text ™, an Alexa skill, and print at home resources.  


Motheread/Fatheread® Program

Moore County Literacy Council’s Motheread/Fatheread program teaches parents how to select age-appropriate books, read to their children, extend the story line of each book, learn about child development, and introduce parents to adult literature.   All parents and caregivers with at least one child living in the home who is between birth and 5 years old are eligible to attend. Expecting parents are also welcome. To find out more information, contact Nancy Bryant at 910-692-5954 or .


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, all Moore County children can receive a FREE book in the mail every month until their 5th birthday! Here is how you can register:


  1. Online:

  2. By phone: (910) 949-4045

  3. Download and mail the registration form

  4. Come to our office!


Talking is Teaching

"Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" is a great website for parents to get ideas on how to turn everyday actions into learning time. They also have downloadable themed content bundles which include book recommendations, posters, parent tip sheets, social media posts, and more—all designed to build children’s early brain and language development through talking, reading, and singing.


Zero to Three

ZERO TO THREE  is another staple website for parents which is based on the belief that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to raising children. They offer information and tools which are designed to support parents in developing their own ways to promote their children’s growth and development.  Add them on Facebook to see their wonderful tips in your news feed while you scroll!


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