Lodi Literacy Hub – Dyslexia & Literacy Resources for Children, Parents/Guardians & Teachers

We are thrilled to announce that the Lodi Literacy Hub is ready for you to use!

The Lodi Literacy Hub is a place where ALL readers, including those who are struggling, can find books and materials that meet them right where they are.  We understand that learning to read can be difficult.  And, for those who are dyslexic or have other language-based learning disabilities, learning to read can feel like an insurmountable challenge.  We are proud to be building a “gold standard” collection of phonics books; decodable books; kits with manipulatives and parent resources. 

We have almost 150 books/materials catalogued and ready for you to check out. More items are in-process or on order.

An overview of the books/materials that we have on the shelf, or in the cataloguing process, is here

You can access them through our Library’s catalog by:

  • going to our website: http://lodilibrary.net/
  • Choosing Search the catalog
  • In the “Quick Library Search” box type:  Lodi Literacy Hub
  • You will see this screen:
  • Choose Literacy Hub next to the top Blue Box with the image of a reader.  That will take you to a list of all the items in the collection so far.
  • Once you choose a specific item, look for the little black flag underneath the Lodi listing.  You will see specific information about the publisher; scope and sequence and any other relevant information that would fit, in that area.

We are excited to be partnering with Teach My Child to Read, a not-for-profit whose goal is “to help all children become skilled readers through systematic partnership with libraries that provide education about how we learn to read, and access to resources such as decodable books.”

Other resources that Beth (Lodi Library’s Director and mother of a severely dyslexic child) recommends are:

International Dyslexia Association: a non-profit education and advocacy organization devoted to issues surrounding dyslexia. It is based in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Founded in 1949, The International Dyslexia Association serves individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field.

Orton-Gillingham Academy: OGA was founded in 1995 to establish and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. It certifies individuals and accredits instructional and training programs that meet these standards.  OGA promotes public awareness of the needs of individuals with dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham Approach for the treatment of dyslexia. It is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Wise Owl Services : a dyslexia specialist and tutor, Lorna Wooldridge, was the keystone of our original grant. She provided us with a list of resources at the very beginning!

Lots more information to come!

The Lodi Literacy Hub is made possible by generous grants from Finger Lakes Library System’s Coordinated Outreach Services Advisory Council and the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

We are also very grateful to Teach My Kid to Read for their generous donation of materials and resources!