Read, Learn, and Grow

This March, we celebrate National Read Across America Day in schools across the U.S. This observance was established in 1997 to both dedicate a day to reading a great book and to honor the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2. Reading is a key part of any child’s early education, and the more access children or anyone have to a selection of books, the greater their ability to venture into timeless stories and educational journeys.

At Benefits.gov, we want to make sure citizens find the educational resources they need for their children and their loved ones. For children looking to gain access to books or a better education in general, they can find information about the following resources listed below:

Access to books and information is important not only to children, but also to those with physical disabilities and limitations. For this reason, the Library of Congress offers a Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. This online library is a free service for anyone seeking access to books who has a disability preventing them from reading.

Benefits.gov recently partnered with the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to highlight some key resources available to citizens. The FDLP aims to provide free access to Federal Government information. These Federal libraries and librarians work diligently to give as much information to the public as possible, which includes information on careers, business opportunities, consumer information, health and nutrition, legal and regulatory information, demographics, and more.

For more resources for your children or your general education, please visit the Education/​Training and Child Care/​Child Support categories on Benefits.gov.

Child Care/Child Support
Education/Training