Thirty Million Words

Join the discussions at the Southworth library from 3:30—4:30 on the following Tuesday afternoons

  • March 13: Chapters 1 & 2
  • March 27: Chapters 3 & 4
  • April 10: Chapters 5 & 6
  • April 24: Chapter 7 & Epilogue

All are welcome. Childcare will be available. Sign up at the library or email  Free Books available at the library.


Imagine if every child grew up surrounded by an abundance of loving words beginning at birth & even before! 

The founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important—and astoundingly simple—thing you can do for your child’s future success in life is to talk to him or her, reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how parents can best put it into practice.

The Multi-Community Read of TMW is national pilot model initiative being created in partnership with Children’s Reading Connection. Once developed fully it will be shared with communities across the country. If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please email:, or call 607.227.3360