The Book Buddies program, founded in 2006, is an all-volunteer program for under-resourced preschool and early elementary classrooms. Trained Book Buddies read carefully selected hardcover books to the students sixteen times in the school year. Buddies offer ideas that extend the story by involving the children with questions, building new vocabulary, and connecting the story to the children’s lives. The books are gifted to replenish the classroom libraries. Twice a year each child receives a hardcover book to augment his/her home library.
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Bring Me A Book provides book access to under-resourced children and families through partnerships with schools and other community-based organizations to support kindergarten readiness and grade level reading.
Cubbies are often gifted in conjunction with our Book Give-Away program where we have groups of children and parents together for literacy education. Parent and child decorate the cubby and it becomes the child’s home library.
The Speaker Appreciation program was developed for service clubs as a means of recognizing guest speakers at their regular meetings. Organizations order books from Bring Me A Book for children aged pre-school through third grade.