Education is the heart of our mission. We believe that as adults, we can all help young people become lifelong readers, creative and critical thinkers, and responsible citizens, for we believe that literacy is intrinsic to a healthy democracy.

Please take your time and peruse these pages. They have been thoughtfully created considering your needs as a caring adult living with, and working for, young people. 

  • Utilize the resources, activities, and ideas in our NCBLA handbooks to increase young people’s reading and writing skills. 
  • Explore the Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out website. These pages expand the work of our award-winning American history anthology of the same name, presenting a dynamic view of more than two hundred years of American history and the presidency, supplying pertinent education support materials.
  • Discover The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, an exciting progressive story game created in conjunction with the Library of Congress. The NCBLA has created interdisciplinary educational support materials to complement each episode.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

TEACHER HANDBOOK

PARENT AND GUARDIAN HANDBOOK

MENTOR HANDBOOK

GREAT READS

CELEBRATING HEROINES IN FACT AND FICTION

IN SEARCH OF WONDER: COMMON CORE & MORE

READERS THEATER

OUR WHITE HOUSE: LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT

THE EXQUISITE CORPSE ADVENTURE

INTERVIEWS

SPEECHES