Our dedicated Book Buddies are volunteers who make a year-long commitment to read aloud to students, replenish classroom libraries and gift books to children to keep at home.
TO CHILDREN AT:
Mission: Our goal is to bring the joy and transformational power of books to all children—especially books they choose themselves and will love best.
Vision: We will captivate civically minded partners with the understanding that books and a rich reading life are the key to a healthier, stronger, and more joyful and productive life for us all. When all children have access to the joy and power of books that they, themselves, choose to read, not only is each child more likely to thrive but so, too, will our nation and the world beyond.
We help children choose their own books—working with a wide range of partners, non-profit, business, and government-based—that support our mission of uniting children, especially those in under-resourced communities, with the joy and power of books.
Book Cubbies house a child’s home library, inspiring pride of book ownership and helping to establish the child’s identity as a reader. Cubbies are often gifted in conjunction with our Bring Me A Book program where we bring groups of children and parents together for a joyful literacy celebration. Working together, the parent and child decorate and personalize the cubby.
The Speaker Appreciation program honors the guest speakers, who service organizations, such as Rotary Clubs, routinely invite to speak at their meetings. The service clubs order books from Bring Me A Book for children aged pre-school through third grade.