The Institute for Museum and Library Sciences awarded a grant to the Minnesota Children’s Museum (MCM) for a project to increase parents’ ability to promote literacy with their preschool-age children.

For the project, called Text2Learn, MCM partnered with the Hennepin County Library and Ramsey County Public Library to develop and implement a mobile phone texting program for low-income parents of preschoolers. The text messages included information about early childhood literacy, literacy-promoting activities, and opportunities to use early childhood community resources and programming.

We worked with MCM to conduct an evaluation of Text2Learn.


Contract with the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences.

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