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50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level

3 out of 4 on welfare are functionally illiterate

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Featured Projects: Our Funding Helps Readers of All Ages from Around the United States

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Improving Library Resources

Friends of Glendale Library – Glendale, OR

October 24, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of books, new computers, materials for STEM activities and other childrens’ projects, and accessibility devices.

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Books To Go Program

Liberty Public Schools – Liberty, MO

October 24, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of books and book bags for their Books To Go program.

Books for Children's Home Libraries

Tucson Unified School District/Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8 – Tucson, AZ

October 24, 2022

Funded the purchase of books for children’s home libraries. Annually, they hold 3-4 free book distributions for the students.

Diverse Children's Books

The Book Fairies – Freeport, NY

October 24, 2022

Funded the purchase of new, diverse children’s books for their programs. The Book Fairies has a ten-year history of sourcing and redistributing books to under-resourced communities in Long Island and New York City.

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Dictionary Project

Lilburn Woman's Club – Lilburn, GA

October 24, 2022

Funded the purchase of dictionaries for third grade students in Lilburn, Georgia.

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Books for Title I Department

Springs Valley Elementary School – French Lick, IN

October 24, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of sets of leveled readers, guided reading books, and novels for their Title I department. The department’s staff conduct literacy groups with the K-5 students.

Summer Reading Program

Prince William Library Foundation – Woodbridge, VA

October 24, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of books for their summer reading program. The program is an annual initiative which keeps children reading throughout the summer.

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Books for Pediatric Medical Providers

Reach Out and Read – Boston, MA

October 24, 2022

Funded the purchase of books and program materials for pediatric medical providers. Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

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Books for Title I Schools

Global Give a Book, Inc. – Albuquerque, NM

October 24, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of books for students attending local Title I schools. Global Give a Book is dedicated to providing quality, award-winning books to children in most need.

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Books for Children in Military Households

United Through Reading – San Diego, CA

October 24, 2022

Funded the purchase and distribution of children’s books to military households. Since 1989, United Through Reading has benefitted 1.35 million military-connected children.

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Preschool Program

St. Mary's Early Childhood Center – Indianapolis, IN

October 24, 2022

Funded the purchase of age-appropriate books and literacy project materials, which will be used to promote school readiness for the children they serve.

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12 Books Program

Mesa United Way – Mesa, AZ

October 24, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase and distribution of books to students at Title I schools. The 12 Books Program addresses low literacy rates and the gap in access to resources for low-income families in Mesa, AZ.

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Adult Basic Education

Literacy Action, Inc. – Atlanta, GA

October 24, 2022

Funded the purchase of take-home, Paxen TABE tutor books.

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ABQ Reads

Career Guidance Institute – Albuquerque, NM

October 24, 2022

Funded the purchase of grade-level books for students’ home libraries. ABQ Reads is an 18-year partnership between Career Guidance Institute and the Title I department of Albuquerque Public Schools.

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Literacy Lab

Jackson Elementary Lamar CISD – Rosenberg, TX

October 24, 2022

Provided funding to update their literacy lab, specifically the purchase of guided reading books in English and Spanish.

Cover to Cover Book Club

Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School – Beachwood, OH

October 24, 2022

Funded the purchase of new novels for their Cover to Cover Book Club.

GED Program

The Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children – Paterson, NJ

October 24, 2022

Provided funding support for their GED program. This program aids impoverished students in obtaining their high school equivalency diploma and becoming economically self-sufficient.

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El Sol's Book Clubs

El Sol, Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center – Jupiter, FL

October 24, 2022

Funded El Sol’s Book Clubs which serve below grade-level readers and help to prevent the Summer Slide.

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Ready Reader Program

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library – Huntsville, AL

August 5, 2022

Provided funding to support the replacement of lost and worn books used in their Ready Reader program. It is an early literacy intervention program conducted by outreach librarians throughout Madison County.

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Little Learners & Our Club Programs

Our House, Inc. – Little Rock, AR

August 5, 2022

Funded the purchase of books with a diversity of characters and ideas to empower students and broaden their horizons. Their two children’s programs are the only licensed programs designed to serve homeless children in Arkansas.

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Track Programs

Project CAMP / The Center for Courageous Kids – Scottsville, KY

August 5, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of a variety of books which coincide with their Track Programs. These programs allow campers to learn additional skill sets, such as archery, cooking, and video production. The Center for Courageous Kids is a year-round medical camp which serves children with serious illnesses and their families.

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Reach Out and Read

Spring Branch Community Health Center – Houston, TX

August 5, 2022

Funded the purchase of books for Reach Out and Read, which they have participated in for fourteen years.

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Virtual Summer Reading Program

Peaches and Sourcream Children's Foundation, Inc. – Fort Washington, MD

August 5, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of books for young readers. Their virtual summer reading program combats the summer slide, while also promoting parental involvement.

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Summer Brain Gain READ Program

Boys & Girls Club of Dumplin Valley – White Pine, TN

August 5, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of books to distribute to children. The Summer Brain Gain READ program was designed to prevent summer learning loss.

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Anti-Racist Books for Educators

Racial Justice Organizing Committee – Philadelphia, PA

August 5, 2022

Funded the purchase of anti-racist children’s books for PreK-2 educators.

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Summer Reading Program

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

August 5, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of books for children participating in their summer reading program, which encourages and facilitates out-of-school learning.

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Wisconsin Bookworms Program

Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education, Inc. - Waukesha County – Waukesha, WI

August 5, 2022

Funded the purchase of books for the Wisconsin Bookworms program. This program provides free books and an early reading experience for children from limited income families in the Waukesha County area.

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Reading is Fundamental Program

Northern Virginia Delta Education and Community Service (NVDECS) Foundation – Arlington, VA

August 5, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of at least one book for every student at five partner, public schools in Northern Virginia.

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Summer Reading Academy

University of Nebraska at Kearney – Kearney, NE

April 11, 2022

Funded the dedicated Summer Reading Academy for students entering grades 1-3 who have low grade-level reading ability.

Learning Center Books

East Side Learning Center – Saint Paul, MN

April 11, 2022

Provided funding in support of the purchase of books for children in the ESLC’s literacy tutoring and mentoring programs. The books are at each child’s reading level at the time of distribution. Children choose from among a selection of culturally representative books, science and technology books, geography, sports, graphic novels and more. The books are given after mastering the specified reading level and after reading the book aloud

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Little Free Library

Schoharie EPTSO – Schoharie, NY

April 11, 2022

Funded the Little Free Library at the elementary school to increase access to quality and diverse books within the community. Their Little Free Libraries average 150 visits every month.

Red Book Bag Rotation Program

Raising A Reader Massachusetts – Boston, MA

April 11, 2022

Provided funding to support the rotation of take-home classroom library bags where RAR-MA delivers four developmentally and culturally relevant books each week for families to share at home.

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Book Bridges Program

Reading Legacies – San Diego, CA

April 11, 2022

Provided funding support for the Book Bridges program which creates family read aloud experiences for children separated from their parents by incarceration and/or substance addiction.

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Books for Socio-emotional Tutoring Services

Jumpstart – Columbia, MO

April 11, 2022

Provided funding in support of literacy and socio-emotional tutoring services to approximately 265 at-risk preschool children all throughout the state of Missouri. Funds were used toward the purchase of books for an at-home library of high-quality children’s books.

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Books for Children in Migrant Labor Camps

Kids 4 Kids Inc – Miami, FL

April 11, 2022

Funded the purchase of 600 books to go with their filled backpacks which are provided to the underserved community of over 300 kids living in migrant labor camps in their area. 

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One-on-One Tutoring Program

Literacy Council of Norristown – Norristown, PA

April 11, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of test prep books for the One-on-One Tutoring Program which provides Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and high school equivalency (GED) instruction through one-on-one tutoring.

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Read by 4th Campaign

Books in Homes USA – Bristol, PA

April 11, 2022

Provided funding to support the Read by 4th Campaign managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia whose collective goal of over 130 organizations is increasing the number of children reading at grade level by the time they enter the 4th grade.

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Reading Lab Expansion

Spring Hill Elementary – Pflugerville, TX

April 11, 2022

Provided funding to expand the Reading Lab at Spring Hill Elementary so that the instructors can teach phonics and fluency in a multi-sensory way.

Library Summer Reading Program

William B. Harlan Memorial Library – Tompkinsville, KY

April 11, 2022

Provided funding in support of the library’s 2022 Summer Reading program to provide a new book for each of the children in their program once a month. Located on the edge of Appalachia, all of the students qualify for free lunches and due to the severity of the opioid epidemic in their county, many children have parents who are either incarcerated or have been incarcerated for drug charges. 

 

Books for Summer Reading

Margaretville Central School District – Margaretville, NY

April 11, 2022

Provided funding in support of the Margaretville CSD Reads program to purchase high-interest fiction and non-fiction books for students in Pre-K through Grade 12.

Integrated Reading Curriculum

East Cleveland Neighborhood Center – East Cleveland, OH

April 11, 2022

Support of the Children’s Defense Fund Summer Freedom Schools, a 6-week program that originated from the Civil Rights movement and focuses on literacy and cultural identity. The primary purpose is to provide quality enrichment for under-privileged children and youth to facilitate reading skills, self-confidence and positive learning experiences.

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Building for the Future Program

Wesley Housing Development Corp. of Northern Virginia – Alexandria, VA

April 11, 2022

Provided funding in support of their after-school literacy development program, Building for the Future, at three properties for 200+ pre-K to high school students.

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Classroom Library Books

North Marion Middle School – Aurora, OR

April 11, 2022

Provided funds to purchase books for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade classroom libraries to meet the needs of the diverse student population and address the fact that students are coming to school lower and lower every year in their reading levels. Provided students with exciting books at their grade level and that represent the different cultures in the school district where 55% of students are Hispanic with a large Russian Orthodox population as well.

Literacy Initiative Program

Kids Soar – Roanoke, VA

April 11, 2022

Provided funding in support of their Literacy Initiative, a research-driven and highly effective after-school and summer reading program for kindergarten through fourth-grade children and their parents. Programming includes math, computer skills, and CATCH Club Healthy Lifestyles. Parents attend workshops one night each week.

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Books for Students in Tutoring

Agency on Aging of South Central CT – North Haven, CT

April 11, 2022

Provided funding in support of their intergenerational program whose older adult volunteers tutor young struggling readers in greater New Haven. Each child is matched with a trained EC volunteer for biweekly tutoring structured sessions focused on improving the child’s reading fluency

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Story Lady Program

Child Care Choices – Tipp City, OH

January 31, 2022

Provided funding in support of the Story Lady program serving childcare providers by teaching early literacy skills to the children they care for in fun and exciting ways that also serve as a training opportunity for providers. The Story Ladies make over 200 visits to area childcare centers, preschools, and family childcare homes each year.

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Monthly Book Distributions

Turning The Page – Washington, DC

January 31, 2022

Provided funding for the organization to distribute books to underserved communities in Wards 7 & 8 in DC to build at-home libraries, support at-home learning and bolster student success.

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Detention Center Summer Reading Program

Friends of the Chesapeake Public Library – Chesapeake, VA

January 31, 2022

Provided funding to support a summer reading program for the 50 youth currently detained in Chesapeake’s Juvenile Detention Center.

Library Love

French Creek Elementary School – French Creek, WV

January 31, 2022

Provided funding for the Library Love project to help 14 classroom teachers in grades Pre-K through 5th grade update their classroom libraries by adding popular books to the current selections with a goal to foster a love for literature and an excitement for reading.

The Blackwell Preschool Library

Blackwell Preschool Center – Richmond, VA

January 31, 2022

Funded the purchase of books for the center’s library where their program teaches children about the expectations of library behavior and also teach how to borrow and return books. 99% of the students come from low-income families in their program. 

LfC at the Shelters Program

Literacy for Companionship Inc. – Fort Wayne, IN

January 31, 2022

Funding supported the LfC at the Shelters program which includes partnerships with five animal shelters and once a month, children can sign up and come read to the animals. This program is free and supports the organization’s mission to help children be good readers while helping them understand the importance of showing animals compassion and empathy.

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Mini-Library

Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22 – Doylestown, PA

January 31, 2022

Funding supported the creation of a mini-library beginning with graphic novels which are of high-interest to the struggling students in the school. 

Literacy Materials for Children

PoWeR! Book Bags – Suttons Bay, MI

January 31, 2022

Provided funding to support the purchase of books for the book bags which are delivered to children age newborn to 14 who are enrolled in public health department WIC programs or Early Head Start Home Visit programs.

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Bedtime Books for Children

NestQuest Houston, Inc. – Houston, TX

January 31, 2022

Provided funding in support of their organization which serves 35 single mom households to provide housing, food, clothing, bill assistance, and ensure each child is zoned to and enrolled at a high ranking, high performing school. They provide pajamas and a book to every child in the hope of developing a good bedtime routine. Funding supported the purchase of three books for each child in the program.

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My Summer Reading Program

Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippenburg – Shippensburg, PA

January 31, 2022

Provided funds to purchase Scholastic “My Summer Reading Program” packs in four different levels representing grades 1-12 for the newly opened Waynesboro clubhouse.

Library Delivery Routes and Book Swap

Walker-Grant Middle School Library – Fredericksburg, VA

January 31, 2022

94.4% of the students of Walker Grant Middle School are economically disadvantaged. Funding provided supported the purchase of print books for their library delivery routes and book swap program for students in the district.

Outdoor Learning Opportunities

Lummi Island Heritage Trust – Lummi Island, WA

January 31, 2022

Provided funding in support of outdoor learning opportunities on nature preserve trails for children and families that increase literacy, promote exercise, and foster an environmental ethic.

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ROOTS, WINGS, and EQUIP Programs

Simpson County Literacy Center – Franklin, KY

January 31, 2022

Provided funding in support of the  ROOTS, WINGS, and EQUIP programs providing adult literacy education, information literacy including digital skills and job performance enhancement, and training for those seeking high school equivalency achievement in literacy.

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Power Read

Everybody Wins! Iowa – Des Moines, IA

January 31, 2022

Funded the Power Read program, Everybody Wins! Iowa’s signature program where students meet with their mentor to read aloud together, talk, and build relationships with one another.

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Social Emotional Children Books

Angel Oak Elementary – Johns Island, SC

January 31, 2022

Funded literacy resources for the counseling program at Angel Oak Elementary to have a diverse variety of Social Emotional Children books for all students in Pre-K through Grade 5.

Summer Read and Feed Program

Meriwether County School System – Greenville, GA

January 31, 2022

Provided funding to support the Summer Read and Feed Program where volunteers read and interact with children participating in meal pick up at 7 designated sites around the community.

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Dia de Los Mariquetas / Day of the Lady Bugs

LinDave Institute (Colegio Para Bebes/Baby College) – Pasadena, CA

January 31, 2022

Provided funding in support of Dia de Los Mariquetas/ Day of the Lady Bugs, a free Community Earth Day Celebration at Baby College (6mo-9 years) serving Latinx families in North East LA and Boyle Heights. Participants read aloud and re-enacted The Grouchy Lady Bug  (Spanish translation) and a second picture book on climate change.

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Books for Girls Grades 5-8

StrongHer TogetHer – Durham, NC

January 31, 2022

Funded their program to provide 1,000 middle grade books to Durham girls in grades 5-8. Books were distributed at food distribution sites throughout the city.

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Literacy Training for K-3 Students

Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties – Sarasota, FL

January 31, 2022

Funded their program to provide intensive literacy training to all K-3rd grade Club members for the three Clubs in Sarasota, which amounts to approximately 400 children.

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Summer Readers-Future Leaders Program

Diamond Educational Excellence Program (DEEP) – San Diego, CA

January 31, 2022

Funded the Summer Readers-Future Leaders Program which utilizes a specific set of materials to deliver high-quality instruction in foundational literacy skills. The program has been around since 2013 and has served 800+ students.

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Boxes to Low-Income Youth

Balance Boxes – Deerfield, IL

November 16, 2021

Purchase early readers, picture books and YA chapter books to be included in boxes sent to low-income communities.

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Classroom Equity Libraries

Warren W. Cherry Preschool – Evanston, IL

November 16, 2021

Funds used to create an equity library in each classroom to reflect community and students they serve.

Little Free Libraries

Malin Community Service Club – Malin, OR

November 16, 2021

Funds to be used to purchase books for 2 little free libraries in community with limited library access

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Diversity Library

Cleveland Kids' Book Bank – Cleveland, OH

November 16, 2021

Provide more books with diverse characters that represent the children and families they serve.

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ELL Learning Library

Gallatin High School – Gallatin, TN

November 16, 2021

Funds to purchase fiction and non-ficftion books to be used for ELL students and their peer tutors.

Community Center Book Club

Employment Skills Center – Carlisle, PA

November 16, 2021

Create a reading library and book club at the main and satellite locations of the community center

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Library for Adjudicated Students

The Summit Academy – Herman, PA

November 16, 2021

Funds to expand library with books and bookcases at school for adjudicated youth.

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Career Technical Education Literacy

Blanson CTE (Aldine ISD) – Houston, TX

November 16, 2021

Books for CTE classrooms to promote literacy program and encourage outside classroom reading

Animal Kingdom Project

Hughes Road Elementary – Dickinson, TX

November 16, 2021

Provide age-appropriate animal books for pleasure and beginner research for K-2 students.

Library Update

Jamal Dulzura School District – Jamul, CA

November 16, 2021

Replaced outdated nonfiction library books and grow graphic novel collection, also book giveaways to struggling readers.

Student Take Home Books

Our Lady of Guadalupe – St. Louis, MO

November 16, 2021

Funds to be used for books to be sent home with students and for classrooms due to lack of school library.

Toddler Storytime

St. Mary's Foundation for Children – Bayside, NY

November 16, 2021

For Toddler Storytime Program at their inpatient pediatric facility for kids with special healthcare needs.

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Omaha Nation Public School

Omaha Nation Public School – Macy, NE

November 16, 2021

Funds to be used for purchasing books for a free library for students and greater community.

Books To Prisoners

Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners – New Orleans, LA

November 16, 2021

Funding for book purchases on trade, instruction, financial planning and entrepreneurship to send to prisoners

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Diversity Book Packs

The Ainsworth Public Library – Williamstown, VT

November 16, 2021

Provide book packs with themes about race, VT history, LGBTQIA, animals, biomes and multicultural fairytales

Update School Library

Carroll Elementary – Houston, TX

November 16, 2021

Update school library with books that reflect current student population.

Update School Library

Purvis High School – Purvis, MS

November 16, 2021

A rural school who used funds to update their school library to include more relevant non-fiction texts from within the last 10 years to be used by the entire student body and staff.

Books Matter Program

Smart Start Central Oklahoma – Oklahoma City, OK

November 16, 2021

The Books Matter Program provides one new book each month to children of first-time mothers who qualify for WIC. The program serves children from birth to age 2 by piggybacking on home visits provided by other agencies in the city.

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Head Start Program

Code Read – Canyon Country, CA

November 16, 2021

Provide free books for the Head Start Program serving children ages 5-14 years old.

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Read Aloud Program

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation – Denver, CO

October 8, 2021

Purchased books for giveaway in their Read Aloud Program.

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Braille Books for Children

American Printing House for the Blind – Louisville, KY

May 13, 2021

Provided funding to support the purchase and conversion of books to Braille as giveaways for blind children.

Youth Literacy Summer Book Giveaway

Cuyahoga County Public Library – Parma, OH

May 13, 2021

Funded the purchase of book giveaways for Youth Literacy summer programs.

Reading Rocks Program

Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools – Billings, MT

May 13, 2021

Funded the purchase of books through Billings Public Schools free lunch program in the parks during the summer. The program also organizes volunteers who read the books to children from the district.

Dictionaries

Lilburn Woman's Club GFWC – Lilburn, GA

May 13, 2021

Funded the purchase of a dictionary for every 3rd grader in Lilburn.

Textbooks for ESL & GED Students

Platte Valley Literacy Association – Columbus, NE

May 13, 2021

Funded the purchase of textbooks for ESL & GED students to use at home due to COVID.

Summer Reading Program

Richmond Public Library – Richmond, KS

May 13, 2021

Funded the purchase of books for the public library’s summer reading program.

Braille Books for Children

Seedlings Braille Books for Children – Livonia, MI

May 13, 2021

Provided funding to support the production of Braille books that don’t usually exist in Braille and send them for free to US children age 0-21 who are blind or visually impaired.

GED Test Materials for Students

The Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children – Paterson, NJ

May 13, 2021

Purchased materials to support students working toward their GED. 100% of their students pass or partially pass the GED and are assisted in obtaining a job once passing the test.

Outreach Reading Giveaway

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation – Intervale, NH

January 23, 2021

Funded the purchase of books for their Outreach Reading giveaway program for low income preschool households.

Grab a Bag of Books Program

Books Are Gems – El Paso, TX

January 23, 2021

Funded the Grab a Bag of Books program to give away one free new book and five gently used books to every child who visits the store, most of whom are low income and speak English as a second language.

Rewards for Reading

Children's Literacy Network – Ann Arbor, MI

January 23, 2021

Funded the purchase of books to give away to low-resource elementary school students as rewards for reading.

K-3 Book Giveaways

DIBS for Kids – Omaha, NE

January 23, 2021

Provided funding to support software for teachers to use with students that awards badges and other incentives as well as a method of choosing which books students would like.

High Interest & Low Reading Level Books for Library

Mountainburg Schools – Mountainburg, AR

January 23, 2021

Funded the purchase of high interest, low reading level books for the school district where 100% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

READY! for Kindergarten Program

Panhandle Alliance for Education – Sandpoint, ID

January 23, 2021

Purchased parent toolkits for 200 families through the READY! for Kindergarten program and supported workshops with parents to assist in getting kids prepared for school.

Comic Book Giveaway

Tulsa Pop Kids – Tulsa, OK

January 23, 2021

Purchased comic books for giveaways in schools throughout the Tulsa area.

PebbleGo & Book Giveaway

Vista Academy Foundation – Vista, CA

January 23, 2021

Funded a subscription to the PebbleGo reading program and supplied giveaway books for students.

Literacy Project

Literacy Project – Minturn, CO

December 31, 2020

Supported their project to run a book exchange for preschoolers every week.

One Book, One Bellefonte Program

Bellefonte Area School District – Bellefonte, PA

November 30, 2020

Funded the One Book, One Bellefonte program with grab and go bags for a “Drive-by Book Pickup” event during Covid.

Baby Bundles & Book Bash

United Way of the Brazos Valley – Bryan, TX

November 30, 2020

Purchased 3,000 books for their Baby Bundles and Book Bash giveaway programs with bundles given to every newborn in the Brazos Valley.

Read Aloud Program

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation – Denver, CO

November 30, 2020

Purchased books for giveaway in their Read Aloud Program.

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Giveaway Book Bundles

Bess the Book Bus – Tampa, FL

November 20, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for their giveaway book bundles.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Bradley Beach Free Public Library – Bradley Beach, NJ

November 20, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Revamping School Library

Cibola High School – Yuma, AZ

November 20, 2020

Replaced outdated books in the school library.

Picture Books & Letter Building Kits

Creative City Public Charter School Foundation – Baltimore, MD

November 20, 2020

Funded the purchase of picture books and letter building kits for K-2 students.

Curbside Delivery of Book Deposits

Huntsville Library Foundation – Huntsville, AL

November 20, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for curbside delivery of book deposits to local classrooms.

Books for Children of Rockdale

Images of Excellence 2 – Cincinnati, OH

November 20, 2020

Funded the purchase of books to give to children of Rockdale Academy.

Books for Women & Children in the WIC Program

Rinker's Readers – Hemlock, NY

November 20, 2020

Funded the purchase of books to be distributed to children and pregnant mothers in the WIC program.

Adult Literacy Program

Simpson County Literacy Council – Franklin, KY

September 30, 2020

Funded the purchase of books and online resources for adult literacy programs.

Refurbishing a School Library

Access Books – Losa Angeles, CA

September 30, 2020

Funded the purchase of books to refurbish school libraries.

Preschool Giveaway Books

Portland Public Schools – Portland, OR

September 15, 2020

Funded the purchase of giveaway books for preschool children at the Faubion School Early Learning Center

UD Reads

University of Dallas – Irving, TX

September 2, 2020

UD Reads is a community reading initiative for the University of Dallas community, as well as community members in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex

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Hospital Children's Books

The RWJ University Hospital Foundation – New Brunswick, NJ

September 2, 2020

Funds to purchase books for children in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

The Online Classroom

The Literacy Center – Evansville, IN

September 2, 2020

Funds for program materials for their Online Classroom,  which is designed to support students that are a part of their High School Equivalency Prep and Basic Adult Literacy programs who are also attending classes or tutoring sessions

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Clinic Giveaway Books

Spring Branch community Health Center – Houston, TX

September 2, 2020

Funds to purchase giveaway books for children in their clinics

Giveaway Books for Well Child Visits

Reach Out and Read, Connecticut and Massachusetts – Boston, MA

September 2, 2020

Funds to give each child a new, developmentally-appropriate book to keep during well child visits

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Take-Home Book Bags

Oakland Literacy Coalition – Oakland, CA

September 2, 2020

Funds for take-home book bags for 1,000 Oakland school children

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Baby Book Bundles

Loudoun Literacy Council – Leesburg, VA

September 2, 2020

Funds to provide low-income new and expectant parents with new baby books and literacy tips, as well as a baby care item and small gift

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Texas Bluebonnet Award Books

Leander Educational Excellence Foundation – Leander, TX

September 2, 2020

Funds to purchase Texas Bluebonnet Award books for 27 elementary school libraries

Cover to Cover Book Club

Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School – Beachwood, OH

September 2, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for their Cover to Cover Book Club

Giveaway Books

Hope Family Care Center – Kansas City, MO

September 2, 2020

Funded the purchase of giveaway books for children distributed through well child clinics

Giveaway Books

Historic Fair Hill – Philadelphia, PA

September 2, 2020

Historic Fair Hill opens school libraries, donates books for at-home libraries, sends volunteer reading tutors to K-2 classrooms, hires bilingual parents as classroom aides, supports summer literacy programs, and supports parent engagement in school

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Giveaway Books for Abused Children

Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center – Newton, KS

September 2, 2020

Funds to purchase giveaway books for abused children

Virtual Book Buddies

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium – Alexandria, VA

September 2, 2020

Funds to support their virtual Book Buddies program, where tutors and students connect via Zoom or FaceTime

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Boys & Girls Club Library

Adopt A Book, Inc. – Loveland, OH

September 2, 2020

Funds to help a Boys & Girls club open a library

Spanish Language Books

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD – Blue Mound, TX

August 31, 2020

Funded the purchase of Spanish language books for the Gilliland Elementary School library

Giveaway Books

Sanford Health Foundation – Fargo, ND

August 28, 2020

Funded the purchase of giveaway books for their pediatric clinics

Reading Intervention Programs

Peaches and Sourcream Children's Foundation – Fort Washington, MD

August 28, 2020

The Peaches and Sourcream Children’s Foundation provides reading intervention instruction to students in grades K-4th

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One Book, One School Program

Dansville Central School District – Dansville, NY

August 28, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for the One Book, One School program at EBH Elementary

Giveaway Books

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools – Charlotte, NC

August 5, 2020

Funded the purchase of books to give away to Druid Hills Academy students

Power Read

Everybody Wins Iowa – Des Moines, IA

June 29, 2020

Funded the purchase of graphic novels for their Power Read program, where volunteer reading mentors are matched one-to-one with a student for about an hour each week

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Giveaway Books

Code Read, Inc. – Canyon Country, CA

June 22, 2020

Funded the purchase of books to be traded for “Book Bucks” which are rewarded by teachers at area Title 1 schools

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Growing Young Readers

Bright Star Books – Akron, OH

June 22, 2020

Helped fund the purchase of 5 age-appropriate books to be given out through WIC, twice a year, to nearly 10,000 children

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Boys' Summer Reading Group

Adams County-Ohio Valley School District – Seaman, OH

June 27, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for a boys’ summer reading group at North Adams High School

Read Aloud Program

Words Alive – San Diego, CA

June 22, 2020

Funds to purchase bilingual giveaway books for the Read Aloud program which services 103 preschool and elementary classrooms in underserved areas of San Diego

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Horse Tales Literacy Project

The Right Path Therapeutic Riding Academy – Drumright, OK

June 22, 2020

Funds supporting a literacy program in low income (Title I) schools through their Horse Tales Literacy Project

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Books for an Adult Student Book Club

Seeds of Literacy – Cleveland, OH

June 22, 2020

Funds to purchase books for their book club of 250 adult students

Giveaway Books and Prizes

Richmond Public Library – Richmond, KS

June 22, 2020

Funded the purchase of books and small prizes for giveaways

Chrome Books

Literacy Volunteers of America, Ozarks Literacy Council – Springfield, MO

June 22, 2020

Funds to purchase Chrome Books for online tutoring

Bring Books to Life Book Club for Parents

Literacy Volunteers - Franklin and Somerset Counties – Farmington, ME

June 22, 2020

Funds to purchase giveaway books for children in their family literacy book group

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The Dictionary Project

Lilburn Woman's Club GFWC – Lilburn, GA

June 22, 2020

Funding to help provide every third grader attending a Lilburn public elementary school with an age appropriate dictionary

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Reading Rocks

Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools – Billings, Montana

June 22, 2020

Their Reading Rocks program is designed to help low income students continue reading over the summer when reading levels are known to drop

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Giveaway Books

Assistance League of San Jose – San Jose, CA

June 22, 2020

Funded the purchase of books to give away

Early Learning Books & Science Resource Kits

Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development – Brattleboro, VT

April 29, 2020

Funded the purchase of books and science resource kits for children ages 0-12 to be delivered by their Early Learning Center

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Replacement Children's Books

Village of Wyocena Public Library – Wyocena, WI

April 29, 2020

Funded the replacement of outdated and shabby children’s books

Children's Storytelling Festival & Summer Reading Program

Tonganoxie Arts Council – Tonganoxie, KS

April 29, 2020

Funds for the Children’s Storytelling Festival and Summer Reading Program kickoff

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Toddler Storytime Program

Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation for Children – Bayside, NY

April 29, 2020

Funds to support the Toddler Storytime Program at their pediatric inpatient facility for kids with special healthcare needs

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Textbooks for Students

Literacy Delaware – Wilmington, DE

April 29, 2020

Funds to purchase textbooks to be used with students

Little Readers

HeartBound Ministries, Inc. – Atlanta, GA

April 29, 2020

Funds for their personalized, recorded reading program that allows children of incarcerated parents to see and hear their mothers and fathers reading a book to them on DVD

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High Interest Books

Harford County Public Schools – Aberdeen, MD

April 29, 2020

Funding to provide Bakerfield Elementary School’s classroom libraries with a variety of high interest pleasure reading books at students’ varying levels

Adult Phonics Books & Materials

Greenville Literacy Association – Greenville, SC

April 29, 2020

Funding for phonics books and materials aimed at their lowest level literacy adult students

Graphic Novels for Teens

Oskaloosa Public Library – Oskaloosa, KS

March 6, 2020

Funded the purchase of graphic novels for teens at the Oskaloosa Public Library

Freedom School Summer Reading Program

Tennessee Technological Foundation – Cookeville, TN

March 4, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for their Freedom School summer program

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Library & Book Club for High School Readers

Streets Ministries – Memphis, TN

March 4, 2020

Helped fund the creation of a reading library and buy books for a book club for high school readers

Books for Children of First-Time Mothers

Smart Start Central Oklahoma – Oklahoma City, OK

March 4, 2020

Funded the provision of one new book per month to children of first-time mothers who qualify for WIC

English and Multilingual Book Giveaways

School District of Palm Beach – West Palm Beach, FL

March 4, 2020

Funded the purchase of books, including some multilingual, to give to students at Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary School

High Interest/Low Level Books

SC School for the Deaf and Blind Foundation – Spartanburg, SC

March 4, 2020

Funded the purchase of high interest/low reading level books

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3rd Grade Book Giveaway

Sam's Book Flood – Jackson, MI

March 4, 2020

Funded the purchase of books to give away to 3rd graders before school breaks

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Adult Textbooks & Library Books

Ozaukee County Jail Literacy Program – Grafton, WI

March 4, 2020

Funded the purchase of textbooks for class and books for their library

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Lending Library and Book Giveaway

Green Mountain Children's Center – White River Junction, VT

March 4, 2020

Funds to establish an in-house lending library for children, plus books to take home and keep

Classroom & Library Books

Crestwood Local Schools – Mantua, OH

March 2, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for classrooms and the library

Bedtime in a Bag

Anne Arundel County Public Schools – Glen Burnie, MD

February 10, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for the Ferndale Early Education Center’s Bedtime in a Bag project for low income families

Literacy Backpacks

Denton Independent School District – Shady Shores, TX

February 3, 2020

Funded the creation of 50 literacy backpacks that can be checked out to students at Stephens Elementary

Music & Literacy Promotion

Padma Sherni Inc. – Newark, DE

January 29, 2020

Funded the purchase of giveaway books, and books for volunteers to use as they run hour-long programs at 12-16 area preschools

Heggerty Primary Phonemic Awareness Curriculum

MSD Decatur Township – Indianapolis, IN

January 29, 2020

Funded the purchase of the Heggerty Primary Phonemic Awareness Curriculum for each first and second grade teacher

Ticket to Read Adult Basic Education Program

Literacy Kansas City – Kansas City, MO

January 29, 2020

Funds for classroom and curriculum materials for the Ticket to Read adult basic education program

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Classroom & Library Books

Crestwood Local Schools – Mantua, OH

January 29, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for their classrooms and library

Book Giveaway

Cleveland Kids' Book Bank – Cleveland, OH

January 29, 2020

Helped fund the purchase of about 300,000 books to give away

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Middle School Book Club

Bell County Board of Education – Frakes, KY

January 29, 2020

Funded the purchase books for a middle school book club at Frakes School Center

Drop Everything and Read

Thomaston-Upson School System – Thomaston, GA

January 28, 2020

Funds to replenish Upson Lee Elementary’s dated library books in preparation for their Drop Everything and Read program

Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Kit

School District of Omro – Omro, WI

January 28, 2020

Funded the purchase of the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Kit

Hampton Reads One Book

Hampton City Schools School Board – Hampton, VA

January 28, 2020

Helped fund book purchases for Hampton City Schools’ Hampton Reads One Book project

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Books-N-Bites Book Club

Rutherford County Schools – Smyrna, TN

January 28, 2020

Funds to purchase books for their Books-N-Bites book club at Stewarts Creek Middle School

High/Low Books

Mountainburg Schools – Mountainburg, AR

January 28, 2020

Funded the purchase of library books considered to be High Interest/Low Level

Yes Academy School Library

Los Angeles Unified School District – Los Angeles, CA

January 28, 2020

Funded the purchase of books for the Yes Academy’s school library

Babies First Books

Jefferson County Library Foundation – Wheat Ridge, CO

January 28, 2020

For giveaway books in English and Spanish for their Babies First Books project

Books for ESL Students

Community Unit School District 300 – Carpentersville, IL

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of high interest books for English as a second language students in 9th and 10th grade at Dundee-Crown High School

Library for Immigrants

Travis Park United Methodist Church – San Antonio, TX

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of books in Spanish and indigenous languages for a library for immigrants

Building Blocks for Families Reading Program

Cobb Collaborative – Marietta, GA

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for their Building Blocks for Families reading program

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READY! for Kindergarten Program

Panhandle Alliance for Education – Sandpoint, ID

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of parent toolkits for their READY! for Kindergarten program

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Take-home Book Collection

Mays Elementary – Troy, TX

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of a take-home book collection for pre-k to 1st grade students

School Library Stocks

Historic Fair Hill – Philadelphia, PA

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for three different school libraries

One Book/One School Program

Susquehanna County School District – Conklin, NY

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for their One Book/One School program at F.P. Donnelly Elementary

Pediatric Book Giveaways

American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach out & Read of Marion County – Indianapolis, IN

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of books that physicians give away to children

Outreach Reading Program

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation – Intervale, NH

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for their Outreach Reading giveaway program

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Reading Partners

Mystic Valley Elder Services – Malden, MA

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of at least two age-appropriate books to give to each child read to by their senior volunteers

After School and Summer Programs

Kansas Reading Roadmap – KS

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for their after school and summer programs for at-risk readers

Pre-K Spanish, STEM and Multicultural Books

The Literacy Project – Minturn, CO

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of Pre-K Spanish, STEM, and multicultural books

Childhood Literacy Programs

Read to Grow – Branford, CT

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of books to be placed in area agencies to serve their clients

Literacy Initiative Program

Kids Soar – Roanoke, VA

December 3, 2019

Funded the purchase of curriculum materials, books, and printed materials for their Literacy Initiative program

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Book Baby Shower

Medina County District Library – Medina, OH

November 19, 2019

Funded give away books for the Book Baby Shower for newborn to kindergarten children

Really Great Reading Countdown

East Marshall Community School District – Gilman, IA

November 15, 2019

Funded the purchase of the Really Great Reading Countdown program to teach kindergarten students the foundational skills of phonics at East Marshall Elementary

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Books for PATHS Program

Frederick County Public Schools – Jefferson, MD

November 14, 2019

Funded the purchase of 60 copies of four different books to be used in the PATHS program at Valley Elementary

One Book, One Bellefonte

Bellefonte Area School District – Bellefonte, PA

November 14, 2019

Funded the purchase of books to give away to community members for their One Book, One Bellefonte program.

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Baby Bundles Program

United Way of the Brazos Valley – Bryan, TX

November 12, 2019

Partially funded their Baby Bundles program which delivers a bundle of books and supplies to every newborn in the Brazos Valley

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6 Free Books Program

Books Are Gems – El Paso, TX

November 12, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for their 6 Free Books program

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Literacy Legacy: Pathways to Success

Literacy Council of Kingsport – Kingsport, TN

November 11, 2019

Funding for their Literacy Legacy: Pathways to Success program

Cover to Cover Book Club

Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School – Beachwood, OH

November 11, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for their Cover to Cover Book Club for grades 1-5

Book Club for Kids

Bunker Hills Elementary School PTO – Indianapolis, IN

November 11, 2019

Funded books and supplies for the PTOs book club for kids

Kate Collins Middle School

Waynesboro City Public Schools – Waynesboro, VA

October 25, 2019

Funded the purchase of class sets of novels for the Kate Collins Middle School

Thema B. Johnson Early Learning Center

Henderson County Schools – Henderson, KY

October 24, 2019

Books, buckets, bins, and labels for the Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center

Bilingual and Early Literacy Materials

Friends of the Cimarron City Library – Cimarron, KS

October 23, 2019

Funded new bilingual and early literacy materials including contents for Born to Read bags

Wilkes County Public Library Children's Room

Appalachian Regional Library – Northwest NC

October 23, 2019

Purchased books to replenish the collection of their recently renovated children’s room

Women Adult Learning Program

Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport – Bridgeport, CT

October 22, 2019

Funded the purchase of textbooks for women adult learners

Refurbishing School Libraries

Access Books – Los Angeles, CA

September 18, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for the refurbishing of school libraries

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Encouraging Reluctant Readers

Midwest City High School – Midwest City, OK

September 18, 2019

Funded the purchase of novels, including lower reading levels, to encourage pleasure reading among reluctant readers

Books for Well-Child Visits

Reach Out and Read of Connecticut and Massachusetts – Boston, MA

September 6, 2019

Funded free books given to children ages 6 months to 5 years during their region’s pediatric well-child visits

Children's Book Libraries

DIBS for Kids – Omaha, NE

September 6, 2019

Funded the placement of children’s book libraries in Omaha area school classrooms

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Real Men Read Pogram

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana – Fort Wayne, IN

September 6, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for the Real Men Read program in which volunteering men visit 250 2nd & 3rd grade classrooms to read to the children and give them books to take home

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Leveling Up with Literacy

Carnegie Middle School – Carnegie, OK

September 6, 2019

Funded the purchase of classroom sets of engaging books to be used in their Leveling Up with Literacy project in grades 6, 7, & 8

Readers Theater

Angleton ISD Education Foundation Inc. – Angleton, TX

September 6, 2019

Funds to purchase Readers Theater books and materials for use by teachers in grades 6-12 to encourage reading

Reading Assessment Software

Learn to Read of St. Lucie County – Ft. Pierce, FL

August 26, 2019

Funded the implementation of CASAS software assessment program for 200 adult students of reading

PebbleGo Software

Vista Academy Foundation – Vista, CA

August 26, 2019

Funded a platinum subscription to PebbleGo for grades K-5 for the school year

Book Giveaway

Team First Book New Hanover County – Wilmington, NC

August 26, 2019

Helped purchase two new books each for children in grades K-2 to take home and keep

School Roll/Honor Roll Program

Peaches and Sourcream Children's Foundation – Fort Washington, MD

August 26, 2019

Funded the purchase of books and materials for their School Roll/Honor Roll program

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Braille Tales

American Printing House for the Blind – Louisville, KY

August 26, 2019

Funded the translation of children’s books into braille, and a giveaway to unsighted children in their Braille Tales program.

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Phonics for Reading

Broward Schools – Miramar, FL

August 26, 2019

Funded the purchase of materials for their Phonics for Reading program at Annabel C. Perry Elementary

Out of School Literacy Program

Family Support Circle – Philadelphia, PA

August 26, 2019

Funds for books, games, and supplies to be used in their out of school literacy program

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Free Books for Children

Ferst Readers of Cobb County, GA – Cobb County, GA

Funded 100 children for 1 year, each to receive 1 book per month until their 5th birthday

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Adult Literacy Program

Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area – Huntington, WV

August 13, 2019

Funded the purchase of the Essential Education Learning Program and books from Adult New Readers Press for their literacy program

Books for the National Federation for the Blind Summer Academy

Seedlings Braille Books for Children – Livonia, MI

August 13, 2019

Funds to provide 600 braille books to students in the National Federation for the Blind’s Summer Academy

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Books by Mail

Children's Literacy Network – Ann Arbor, MI

August 13, 2019

Funded their project to mail books to children in 1st through 5th grade

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Literacy Nights

Worcester County Board of Education – Newark, MD

August 13, 2019

Funded Snow Hill Middle School’s 3 Literacy Nights, books and book bags for children to take home, and books and supplies for after school tutoring

Program Materials

Hope Mentoring foundation – Batesville, MS

August 13, 2019

Funded the purchase of books, reading materials, and project materials related to reading

Journeys Language Arts Program

Erie Catholic School System – Erie, PA

Provided funds toward purchasing the texts and curriculum for first graders in the Journeys K-5 Language Arts Program

Reading Plus Software

Golden Grove Elementary School – West Palm Beach, FL

Provided funds toward the purchase of a Reading Plus software license for one year

Parent University

Wildcat Extension Education Foundation – Girard, KS

Funded the purchase of giveaway books for children in the Parent University program

Bloomington Bookfest

Bloomington Community Education – Bloomington, MN

Funded the purchase of books to give to children, alongside author fees and costume rentals for literary characters at Bloomington Bookfest

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Books to Go

Liberty Public Schools – Liberty, MO

Provided funds to purchase books, book bags, and a cart for the Books to Go program at Franklin Elementary School

Books for Refugee Families

International Book Project – Lexington, KY

Funded the purchase of bookshelves to house free books provided by the organization for 54 refugee families in central Kentucky

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Tutors and Supplies

Children's Dyslexia Center of Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN

Provided funding for tutors, tutor training, and books and supplies for the center

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Comic Book Giveaway

Tulsa Pop Kids – Tulsa, OK

Funded the purchase of comic books for giveaways in six schools

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Reading for the Great Escape Program

Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center - NC Dept of Public Safety – Concord, NC

Funded the purchase of supplies, books, and software for the Reading for the Great Escape Program in seven juvenile justice centers

2019 Reading Rally

San Bernardino County Office of Education – San Bernardino County, CA

Funded the purchase of giveaway books for the 2019 Reading Rally for Pre-K to 3rd grade students

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Daily Announcements Lottery

Cecil County Public Schools – Northeast, MD

Funded the purchase of giveaway books for school children in a daily lottery associated with the school announcements at Northeast Elementary

Book Giveaway Program

Hickory Creek Child Center – Ardmore, OK

Funded the purchase of books for 80 children to take home. One book per week for seven weeks.

Leveled Readers for Students with Disabilities

The Riverview School – Long Island, NY

Funded the purchase of leveled readers for special education in an elementary school that serves students with autism, Down syndrome and other physical, emotional, or multiple disabilities

English as a Second Language

Rutherford County Schools – Smyrna, TN

Funded the purchase of books to be used by ESL teachers and students at Cedar Grove Elementary

Readers for the Future

Multisensory Reading Centers of Puerto Rico – San Juan, PR

Funded the purchase of books and supplies for the classrooms in their Readers for the Future program

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Multi-Senosry Learners

Centerville Middle School – Centerville, PA

Funded the purchase of lexiled books and building planks for multi-sensory learners

Reading Program for Students

Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County – Harrison County, WV

Funded the purchase of books and supplies for students

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CHAMPS Centers for Pre-Schoolers

LEADS – St. Petersburg, FL

Funded the purchase of shelves and books for their eight new CHAMPS centers for pre-schoolers and caregivers

Giveaway Books for Summer Bookmobiles

The Junior League of Tampa – Tampa, FL

Funded the purchase of giveaway books for their Summer Saturday Bookmobiles

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Leveled Literacy Intervention Kit

School Board of Broward County – Parkland, FL

Funded the purchase of a kit for use with various classrooms of students at Heron Heights Elementary School

Book-A-Palooza

Read Charlotte - Foundation for the Carolinas – Charlotte, NC

Provided funds for schools to purchase age-appropriate, high-interest titles for their Book-A-Palooza event

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One School, One Book

Elwood School – Elwood, IL

Funded the purchase of books for their One School, One Book program

Curriculum Books

Ozarks Literacy Council - Literacy Volunteers of America – Springfield, MO

Funded the purchase of new books for their curriculum

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Child Literacy Program

Code Read, Inc. – Canyon Country, CA

Funded the purchase of giveaway books for children in Title 1 elementary schools who live in foster care or transitional housing

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Adult Literacy Programs

Seeds of Literacy – Cleveland, OH

Funded the purchase of books for book clubs, prizes, and adult new readers

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Buford the Book Bus

Austin Independent School District – Austin, TX

May 7, 2019

Funded giveaway books for their summer reading program

Family Reading Circles and Books for Me

Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore – Baltimore, MD

May 7, 2019

We funded the purchase of books for the Family Reading Circles and Books for Me programs for disadvantaged children in Baltimore, MD.

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Adult Literacy Programs

Literacy Action, Inc. – Atlanta, GA

May 7, 2019

Funded the purchase of textbooks and giveaway books for adult literacy programs

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Accelerated Reader for Elementary Students

Twin Falls School District – Twin Falls, ID

May 7, 2019

Funded the use of Accelerated Reader at Sawtooth Elementary School

Read to your Horse

The Right Path Therapeutic Riding Academy – Drumright, OK

May 7, 2019

Contributed to the book fund to purchase titles for their Read to your Horse program

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Reading Stars

READ Assocation of Saginaw – Saginaw, MI

May 7, 2019

Covered the cost of books and t-shirts given to Reading Stars readers 3 times per year

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Community Reading Nights

Cummins Leadership Foundation – Monrovia, MD

May 7, 2019

Funded the purchase of books for their literacy program at their Community Reading Nights

Readers are Leaders

Assistance League of San Jose – San Jose, CA

Funded books for classroom libraries and book giveaways as part of their Readers are Leaders program

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Read and Rise

Free Library of Philadelphia – Philadephlia, PA

Funded giveaway books to children in their Read and Rise summer literacy program

1-2-3 READ, Engage with Me, and Kindergarten Boost Club

Cuyahoga County Public Library – Cleveland, OH

Funded book giveaways for their literacy iniatives: 1-2-3 READ, Engage with Me, and Kindergarten Boost Club

Rolling STEM Library Boxes

Gowan Science Academy PTO – Yuma, AZ

Supported a mobile STEM library using a rolling automotive toolbox filled with STEM books.

Decodable Readers for Special Curriculum

Shelby County Schools Board of Education – Memphis, TN

Funded the purchase of decodable readers for the special curriculum at Cherokee Elementary School

Summer Reading Program

Lee County Board of Commissioners – Ft. Myers, FL

Funded the purchasing of books to give to children and teens through the Lee County Library Summer Reading Program

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Toddler Story Time

St. Mary's Hospital Foundation for Children – Bayside, NY

Funded the Toddler Story Time literacy program for special needs children in the hospital

Reading Rocks

Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools – Billings, MT

Funded the purchase of books for their summer Reading Rocks literacy program

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Battle of the Books

Carroll County Library – Carroll County, MD

4th through 8th graders from 26 schools compete live by answering questions about books they have read during the school year. We funded the purchase of the books for each child.

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Adult Reading Classes

Platte Valley Literacy Assocation – Columbus, NE

Funded books and supplies for their library, and for giveaways to GED, literacy, and ESL students

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Reading Program for Disadvantaged Children

Love of Learning, Inc. – Mechanicsville, VA

February 7, 2019

Love of Learning sends volunteers to shelters and subsidized housing locations who read to children and then allow each child to choose a book to keep.  We funded the books.

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Summer Readers – Future Leaders

Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership – San Diego, CA

February 7, 2019

Funded the purchase of phonics, reading accuracy and fluency, and science materials for the Summer Readers – Future Leaders program

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Read with Me Program

Early Childhood School Library – Frisco, TX

January 15, 2019

This school encourages reading in the home by asking parents to read to children for 15 minutes a night. After logging their reading, children are given a free book each month.

Diverse Books for Read Aloud Program for Preschoolers

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation – Denver, CO

December 18, 2018

This program helps meet the early literacy and developmental needs of over 6,000 of Denver’s preschool children from families of low-income who are educationally at-risk. The funds were used to update the collection with needed diverse books.

Update Nonfiction Collection of Elementary School

Henderson Memorial Library – Jefferson, OH

December 4, 2018

Henderson Public Library worked together with Jefferson Elementary School to update the school library’s nonfiction collection.

Read Aloud Program

Words Alive – San Diego, CA

December 4, 2018

The Read Aloud program presents programs to 103 preschool and elementary classrooms in underserved areas of San Diego. Believe in Reading funded the books giveaway portion of this project.

Books Matter

Smart Start Central Oklahoma – Oklahoma City, OK

December 4, 2018

The Books Matter Program provides one new books each month to children of first-time mothers who qualify for WIC. The program serves children from birth to age 2 by piggybacking on home visits provided by other agencies in the city.

Family Reading Engagements

Rothsay Public School – Rothsay, MN

December 4, 2018

Rothsay School, a pre-K to 12th grade school presented Muffins with Moms, Donuts with Dads, and Book Bingo, with free books giveaways to kids.

Aiming Higher After School Program

Coach Sam's Inner Circle – Cleveland, OH

November 6, 2018

Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation presents after school programs in several Cleveland school with low income and low performing students. This grant supports their literacy efforts.

Gulf Coast Children's Book Festival Book Giveaway

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama – Mobile, AL

November 6, 2018

The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama will conduct a Children’s Book Festival, and will give away free books to the children who attend.

Alphabet Adventures

Lawrence School – Broadview Heights, OH

November 1, 2018

Lawrence School is an independent, nonprofit, co-educational school for children with learning differences and attention deficits. This grant funds materials for Alphabet Adventures, a literacy program for preschool to Grade 4 students.

Baby Book Clubs (in Spanish)

Community Service Council – Tulsa, OK

November 1, 2018

Offers Baby Book Club sessions for parents and children in schools in Hispanic neighborhoods of Tulsa.

Little Read Wagon

San Antonio Public Library Foundation – San Antonio, TX

September 25, 2018

Purchase books in support of the Little Read Wagon program, which travels around the city and helps  improve kindergarten readiness through educational parent and informal caregiver workshops.

Phonemic Awareness Materials

Highlands School District Early Childhood Center – Brackenridge, PA

September 25, 2018

Purchase of materials to implement a phonemic awareness program for kindergarten children.

Books for The Year of Food project

The Literacy Council of Central Alabama – Birmingham, AL

September 12, 2018

Believe in Reading funds will be used to purchase books on cooking and gardening for adult learners in the literacy program’s Year of Food project.

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Phonemic Awareness Project

Highlands Early Childhood Center – Brackenridge, PA

September 12, 2018

Funding for implementation of phonemic awareness program for Kindergartners.

REFORMA Children in Crisis Project

REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking – Chapters throughout the US.

August 30, 2018

A view of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities shows refugee children waiting in large storage-like facilities with no activities to occupy their minds through learning and play while they are being processed. REFORMA implemented a project, Children in Crisis, in 2014 to solicit donations, purchase and deliver books for these children who are largely from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. This task force is made up of Spanish speaking and bilingual/bicultural librarians who can help library staff and community members more effectively assist the unaccompanied refugee children who are arriving.

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The Jupiter Middle School Girls Book Club

Jupiter Middle School, Palm Beach County Library, El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center – Jupiter, FL

August 30, 2018

This collaborative group includes experts in health, reading, adolescent librarianship, and mental health. Fifteen girls will meet after school each week to discuss books that they’re reading. The girls come from day laborer, migrant worker, or small business families, and most contribute to family income by caring for younger siblings, and maintaining the household. For most of the girls, the books purchased with funds from Believe in Reading will be the first books they have ever owned. For all of them, it will be the first time they will be reading books that they have chosen.

Caring Grands

Rogers County Literacy Council – Claremore, OK

August 30, 2018

The Council sends grandparent volunteers into schools to work on reading skills with students who need it most. Believe in Reading supports purchase of books to give to the children.

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Kids Read Now Summer Program

Margaretta Elementary School – Castalia, OH

June 19, 2018

Margaretta Elementary School’s Kids Read Now program gives free books to children K-5 for summer reading, and follows up with books by mail throughout the summer to keep kids reading.

Summer Reading Game

Friends of the Medina County District Library – Medina, OH

June 19, 2018

The Friends of the Medina County District Library sponsors their Summer Reading Game. Children who finish the game claim free books that they can keep.

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Buford the Book Bus

Austin Independent School District, TX – Austin, TX

May 1, 2018

Purchased 3,600 books to be distributed through the book bus to children who live in “book deserts” for their summer reading program.

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Battle of the Books

Carroll County Library, MD – New Windsor, Maryland

March 27, 2018

Purchased books for over 1500 students who studied them during the school year and battled over their knowledge at the end of the school year.

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Summer Reading Prizes

Lee County Library System – Fort Myers, Florida

February 15, 2018

Grant funds allow Lee County Library System to purchase prize books for children and teens who participate in their annual summer reading program which has over 10,000 participants.

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Readers Are Leaders Program

Assistance League – San Jose, CA

February 15, 2018

ALSJ members read carefully chosen books to over 1,000 students in low socioeconomic areas of San Jose, using costumes and supplementary materials to make them interesting, then donate the books to the schools to keep.

Toddler Storytime Literacy Program

St. Mary's Hospital Foundation for Children – Bayside, NY

February 15, 2018

Nonprofit hospital for post-acute care of children with special needs teaches reading by concentrating on a word of the month and a book of the month, which they then give to each child to keep.

Reopen Elementary School Library

Henderson Public Library – Jefferson, OH

January 19, 2018

The Public Library will buy books to reopen the school library which was closed in 2012.

Recovery Efforts from Hurricane Harvey

Houston Public Library – TX

December 28, 2017

Seven of the 42 branch libraries were significantly damaged. Funds were used to purchase replacement books and materials.

Book Bingo, Muffins with Moms & Donuts with Dads Programs

Rothsay Public School – Rothsay, MN

December 11, 2017

Purchased books to be given away at these programs for parents and children.

New Copies of Classics

San Antonio Public Library Foundation – TX

November 21, 2017

The Library passed a bond issue to remodel its Main Library children’s area, and will use the funds to buy fresh copies to replace shabby classics.

1-2-3 Read Program

Cuyahoga County Public Library – OH

November 21, 2017

To fund 1-2-3 Reading Camps for children, and Reader Boost Camps for parents.

Codebreakers

Lawrence School – Broadview Hts., OH

October 23, 2017

This school has developed an early literacy program tailored to their students. Funds paid for reading support materials.

Read Aloud Program

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation – CO

September 19, 2017

Reached over 6,000 at risk children with volunteers who read to them, and donated the books read to the schools.

Aiming Higher Program

Coach Sam's Inner Circle – Cleveland, OH

September 19, 2017

After school literacy program serving children in five low performing schools in Cleveland.

Read by Fourth

Free Library of Philadelphia – PA

September 19, 2017

Serving children in grades K-4, this is a citywide program supported by over 90 partner institutions.

Adult Education Program

Elkhart Community Schools – IN

June 5, 2017

Purchased books and materials for their Leveled Resource Center for new readers.

Summer Reading Giveaway

Friends of the Cleveland Public Library – OH

May 26, 2017

Purchased books to give away to children in their Summer Reading Program.

Steps to School Readiness

Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City – MD

May 25, 2017

Funds to provide emergent literacy programs for preschoolers and parents

Literacy Program

Literary Council of Central Alabama – Birmingham, AL

May 18, 2017

Funds used to buy books and other materials including curriculum and teacher materials and high interest low reading level books.

Summer Phonics Workshops

Oklahoma Literacy Coalition – Oklahoma City, OK

May 12, 2017

The coalition provided workshops in three cities for teachers and tutors in reading, presenting teaching tools and explaining the use of phonics in teaching. Funds purchased teaching materials and tools.

Reading Rabbits

Literacy Coalition of Kokomo – Howard County, IN

April 7, 2017

Provided free books to preschoolers of low income families

Caring Grands

Creek County Literacy Program – Sapulpa, OK

February 7, 2017

Funded books, supplies, and training for grandparents who tutor 1st and 2nd graders in reading

Read "Write" Adult Literacy Program

San Antonio Public Library Foundation – TX

December 24, 2016

Adults learning to read often find it difficult to find books of interest written at an easy reading level. Rather than expecting them to read children’s books, this program seeks out and purchases easy-to-read materials of interest to adults and provides them to students through a comprehensive adult literacy program.

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Battle of the Books Competition

Bd of Trustees of Carroll County Public Library – MD

December 24, 2016

Students spend the school year reading 10 to 12 books chosen for their grade level. At the end of the year, the battle commences, as teams compete to see who knows the most about the books they read. Believe in Reading funded the purchase of the books for the teams.

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Read for Life Program

Gross Schechter Day School – Pepper Pike, OH

December 24, 2016

Funded books, incentives, decorations, and speaker fee for their year-long program

Reading Grands

Rogers County Literacy Council – Claremore, OK

October 6, 2016

Believe in Reading helped the Rogers County Literacy Program fund their program which aims to use volunteer seniors (Grands) to tutor elementary school children who are having trouble reading at the appropriate grade level.

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Aiming High

Coach Sam's Inner Circle – Cleveland, OH

September 22, 2016

Aiming Higher literacy intervention is an after school program in schools with the lowest reading scores.

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Read Aloud Project

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation – CO

September 22, 2016

The Read Aloud program sends 130 trained volunteers and library staff members to nearly 380 Head Start and Early Childhood Education centers where they teach the six preschool Pre-Literacy skills by reading aloud to the children.

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Codebreakers

Lawrence School – Broadview Heights, OH

August 4, 2016

Our funds allowed an update of curriculum materials in the successful Codebreakers program for K-6 students with learning differences.

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In Honor of Carla Hayden-Steps to School Readiness

Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City – MD

June 21, 2016

Funds to provide emergent literacy programs for preschoolers and parents

Storytime Outreach

Foundation for the Toronto Public Library – Canada

May 1, 2016

Supported a program to high needs communities to help parents and preschoolers with emergent literacy skills.

Super Reading, Super Heroes

Davidson County Library Foundation – NC

May 23, 2016

Funded outreach to day care centers and schools providing literacy learning software for 4th to 8th graders and accompanying superhero-themed programming

Kick Off to Kindergarten

Queens Borough Public Library – NY

June 7, 2016

Funded three more series in their 90-minute, 8-week session training program for parents

Literacy Annual Fund (In Memory of Abe Sass)

Friends & Family of PS 11 – Brooklyn

June 7, 2016

Funded support for students in the school’s literacy program

Summer Reading Program

Bd. Of County Commisioners, Lee County Library System – FL

June 7, 2016

Grant funds allow Lee County Library System to purchase prize books for children and teens who participate in their annual summer reading program which has over 10,000 participants.

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Kindergarten Kickstart

Library Legacy Foundation, Toledo & Lucas County Public Library – OH

May 23, 2016

The library provides workshops for kids getting ready to start kindergarten. Funds from Believe in Reading allowed them to purchase 3,000 books to be included in the backpacks given to each child to keep.

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Read by 4th

Free Library of Philadelphia – PA

May 23, 2016

Read by 4th is a citywide project coordinated by the library and involving more than 80 organizations. It is dedicated to helping 1500 additional children per year to read at their grade level by 4th grade.

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Library-by-Mail Reading Assistance

Mid-Continent Public Library – Independence, MO

April 23, 2016

Purchased magnifiers and e-readers for home bound library users

Summer Reading Club

Friends of the Cleveland Public Library – OH

April 5, 2016

Believe in Reading provided funds to purchase 1,100 books that were given as prizes to participants in the 2016 Summer Reading Program.

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1-2-3 Read

Cuyahoga Co. Public Library – OH

March 14, 2016

1-2-3 Read provides reading tutors for students in grades 1 to 3. Funds from Believe in Reading allowed the library to add the program to one more branch.

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