Small Talk Story County

Small Talk is a program that helps parents learn how to create an enriching home language environment for their child and how they can help their child’s brain development. Using an innovative “talk pedometer”, parent receive weekly reports on the amount of talking they do with their baby, along with engaging video-based instruction on talking tips. Childcare and snacks are provided. You may spot some of our Cyclones volunteering there!

In January of 2017, the program captured first place and received a $10,000 grant from Penguin Random House’s Library Awards for Innovation, which recognize innovative library programs that engage citizens in reading and strengthen the social and cultural fabric of their community.