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We provide book access to under-resourced children and families through partnerships with schools and community-based organizations to foster a love of reading, kindergarten readiness and learning to read.

Our Programs

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.

We select and donates quality books to children through schools and non-profit organizations who support our mission of providing books to under-resourced families and schools.

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.

MVWSD Book Distribution Bring Me A Book and Kidango

FUNDED BY THE COMMUNITY

Donations from the local communities we serve are fed back into the community through area schools and partner organizations.

LINKED BY PARTNERS

By working with partner organizations, we reach children, parents and teachers more directly, allowing us to more efficiently accomplish our mission.

FUELED BY VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are the heart of our program staff, meaning a greater percentage of every dollar donated is passed on to the children in the form of books and reading programs.

WHAT WE DO

We provide books to children at school and at home through non-profit partners who have well-established relationships with families.

Our partners direct the books to families and children who need them the most while supporting parents in using the books to help build their children’s literacy skills.

We select and purchase the best children’s books at the best prices.

Bring Me A Book selects books recommended by experts in children’s literature and purchases them at deeply reduced prices.

We engage volunteers in order to minimize administrative costs.

Our Book Buddy volunteers read and gift books to classrooms and homes.

We direct our funds toward books.

We are able to direct the majority of our financial support toward the purchase of books for under-resourced families and schools because we are a volunteer-driven organization.
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MORE LIKELY TO DROP OUT

Children who have not developed basic literacy skills by the time they enter school are three to four times more likely to drop out in later years.
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RATIO OF BOOKS TO CHILDREN

There is a ratio of one book for every 300 children in low-income neighborhoods compared to a ratio of 13:1 in middle-income neighborhoods.
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NOT PROFICIENT READERS

Two-thirds of U.S. fourth graders are not proficient readers according to National Reading Assessment data.

National Commission on Reading

  • "One of the most significant factors influencing a child's early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school."

OUR RECOMMENDED BOOKS

by age/grade