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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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