Family engagement is a key factor in many child outcomes including social competence, positive child-adult relationships and academic achievement. In fact, children whose families are more involved display higher levels of literacy achievement than children whose families are less involved. Likewise, shared reading between children and parents is linked to strong academic achievement. Title I regulations recognize the importance of family engagement by providing specific guidelines that support literacy achievement. This workshop will feature research-driven practicesband resources that bond families around reading and creating meaningful connections with the public library. The session is presented by Holly Kreider, Director of Programs, Raising A Reader.