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Bring Me A Book has developed programs that inspire parents and caregivers to read aloud to children and provided access to children’s books to over 1,000,000 children and families in California at over 3,000 sites that include state funded preschools, childcare centers, Head Start preschools, homeless shelters, libraries, parks, community centers and health clinics.
BOOK BUDDIES

The Book Buddies program, founded in 2006, is an all-volunteer program delivered to under-resourced pre-school and kindergarten classrooms. Trained Book Buddies take carefully selected hardcover books to the classroom sixteen times in the school year and model reading aloud for the teachers.

They also 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 the classroom libraries. Twice a year each child receives a hardcover book to augment his/her home library.

BOOK GIVEAWAYS

Bring Me A Book selects and donates quality books to children through non-profit organizations who support our mission of providing books to under-resourced families and schools.

Most recently, these are the organizations with whom we have partnered for the Book Giveaways program.

  • Abilities United
  • All Five School
  • All Stars Helping Kids
  • Big Lift, San Mateo County
  • Child Advocates
  • Castro Elementary School
  • Family Engagement Institute
  • Bowers Elementary School
  • Job Train
  • New Teacher Center
  • Palo Alto Kiwanis Club
  • Palo Alto University Rotary Club
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin & Petaluma
  • Reading Bonanza in the Park
  • Teen Success Inc.

BRING ME A BOOK CUBBIES

Our latest addition, in support of our Book Give-Away program, is our small bookcase cubby. Literacy studies overwhelmingly agree that an important ingredient for children learning to read is having books in the home. We designed and manufacture cubbies to address this issue.

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.

BMAB Book Label

Rotary Speaker Book Program

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.

After each presentation, the club asks the speaker to sign a bookplate that identifies the organization and explains that the book will be given to children at under-resourced sites such as classrooms, clinic waiting rooms, hospitals, or any public place that children frequent with their parents.

This program offers your Club the opportunity to recognize your weekly speakers and at the same time contribute to the literacy of your community. Using it is as easy as 1-2-3!

 

 

 

For more information, contact:

Judy Koch

judy@bringmeabook.org

cell: 650 537-1939

  • 1) Simply order a year’s worth of wonderful children’s books that are shipped directly to you. Each book is of the highest quality, hardbound, and age-appropriate. On the inside cover of each book will be a bookplate printed with your Club’s name.

  • 2) Each week request that your speaker sign one of the books after the presentation and return it to your collection. The speakers feel valued and appreciate this gifting gesture done in their names.

  • 3) At the end of the year, or at your convenience during the year, select one or more under-resourced classrooms, health clinics, homeless shelters, etc. in your community and donate your collection. This is a WIN-WIN program!

 

 

Why Participate?

The Palo Alto University Rotary Club has incorporated this program for 13 years with great success. Their members are proud to be honoring their speakers in this way and appreciate that the program is:

  • Easy
  • Affordable
  • High quality
  • Fun (memorable book titles) and a
  • Gift to the Community

 

 

Cost of the Program

Books for babies and toddlers, ages birth-3; 45 board books                             $275

Books for preschool, ages 3-5; 45 hardcover picture books                               $600

Books for kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade; 45 hardcover books                             $600