Projects: We help schools, libraries and literacy projects

Our Projects (So Far)

  • Community Unit School District 300 (Dec, 2019) – Books for ESL Students

    Funded the purchase of high interest books for English as a second language students in 9th and 10th grade at Dundee-Crown High School

  • Travis Park United Methodist Church (Dec, 2019) – Library for Immigrants

    Funded the purchase of books in Spanish and indigenous languages for a library for immigrants

  • Cobb Collaborative (Dec, 2019) – Building Blocks for Families Reading Program

    Funded the purchase of books for their Building Blocks for Families reading program

  • Panhandle Alliance for Education (Dec, 2019) – READY! for Kindergarten Program

    Funded the purchase of parent toolkits for their READY! for Kindergarten program

  • Mays Elementary (Dec, 2019) – Take-home Book Collection

    Funded the purchase of a take-home book collection for pre-k to 1st grade students

  • Historic Fair Hill (Dec, 2019) – School Library Stocks

    Funded the purchase of books for three different school libraries

  • Susquehanna County School District (Dec, 2019) – One Book/One School Program

    Funded the purchase of books for their One Book/One School program at F.P. Donnelly Elementary

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach out & Read of Marion County (Dec, 2019) – Pediatric Book Giveaways

    Funded the purchase of books that physicians give away to children

  • Believe in Books Literacy Foundation (Dec, 2019) – Outreach Reading Program

    Funded the purchase of books for their Outreach Reading giveaway program

  • Mystic Valley Elder Services (Dec, 2019) – Reading Partners

    Funded the purchase of at least two age-appropriate books to give to each child read to by their senior volunteers

  • Kansas Reading Roadmap (Dec, 2019) – After School and Summer Programs

    Funded the purchase of books for their after school and summer programs for at-risk readers

  • The Literacy Project (Dec, 2019) – Pre-K Spanish, STEM and Multicultural Books

    Funded the purchase of Pre-K Spanish, STEM, and multicultural books

  • Read to Grow (Dec, 2019) – Childhood Literacy Programs

    Funded the purchase of books to be placed in area agencies to serve their clients

  • Kids Soar (Dec, 2019) – Literacy Initiative Program

    Funded the purchase of curriculum materials, books, and printed materials for their Literacy Initiative program

  • Medina County District Library (Nov, 2019) – Book Baby Shower

    Funded give away books for the Book Baby Shower for newborn to kindergarten children

  • East Marshall Community School District (Nov, 2019) – Really Great Reading Countdown

    Funded the purchase of the Really Great Reading Countdown program to teach kindergarten students the foundational skills of phonics at East Marshall Elementary

  • Frederick County Public Schools (Nov, 2019) – Books for PATHS Program

    Funded the purchase of 60 copies of four different books to be used in the PATHS program at Valley Elementary

  • Bellefonte Area School District (Nov, 2019) – One Book, One Bellefonte

    Funded the purchase of books to give away to community members for their One Book, One Bellefonte program.

  • United Way of the Brazos Valley (Nov, 2019) – Baby Bundles Program

    Partially funded their Baby Bundles program which delivers a bundle of books and supplies to every newborn in the Brazos Valley

  • Books Are Gems (Nov, 2019) – 6 Free Books Program

    Funded the purchase of books for their 6 Free Books program

  • Literacy Council of Kingsport (Nov, 2019) – Literacy Legacy: Pathways to Success

    Funding for their Literacy Legacy: Pathways to Success program

  • Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School (Nov, 2019) – Cover to Cover Book Club

    Funded the purchase of books for their Cover to Cover Book Club for grades 1-5

  • Bunker Hills Elementary School PTO (Nov, 2019) – Book Club for Kids

    Funded books and supplies for the PTOs book club for kids

  • Waynesboro City Public Schools (Oct, 2019) – Kate Collins Middle School

    Funded the purchase of class sets of novels for the Kate Collins Middle School

  • Henderson County Schools (Oct, 2019) – Thema B. Johnson Early Learning Center

    Books, buckets, bins, and labels for the Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center

  • Friends of the Cimarron City Library (Oct, 2019) – Bilingual and Early Literacy Materials

    Funded new bilingual and early literacy materials including contents for Born to Read bags

  • Appalachian Regional Library (Oct, 2019) – Wilkes County Public Library Children's Room

    Purchased books to replenish the collection of their recently renovated children’s room

  • Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport (Oct, 2019) – Women Adult Learning Program

    Funded the purchase of textbooks for women adult learners

  • Access Books (Sep, 2019) – Refurbishing School Libraries

    Funded the purchase of books for the refurbishing of school libraries

  • Midwest City High School (Sep, 2019) – Encouraging Reluctant Readers

    Funded the purchase of novels, including lower reading levels, to encourage pleasure reading among reluctant readers

  • Reach Out and Read of Connecticut and Massachusetts (Sep, 2019) – Books for Well-Child Visits

    Funded free books given to children ages 6 months to 5 years during their region’s pediatric well-child visits

  • DIBS for Kids (Sep, 2019) – Children's Book Libraries

    Funded the placement of children’s book libraries in Omaha area school classrooms

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (Sep, 2019) – Real Men Read Pogram

    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

  • Carnegie Middle School (Sep, 2019) – Leveling Up with Literacy

    Funded the purchase of classroom sets of engaging books to be used in their Leveling Up with Literacy project in grades 6, 7, & 8

  • Angleton ISD Education Foundation Inc. (Sep, 2019) – Readers Theater

    Funds to purchase Readers Theater books and materials for use by teachers in grades 6-12 to encourage reading

  • Learn to Read of St. Lucie County (Aug, 2019) – Reading Assessment Software

    Funded the implementation of CASAS software assessment program for 200 adult students of reading

  • Vista Academy Foundation (Aug, 2019) – PebbleGo Software

    Funded a platinum subscription to PebbleGo for grades K-5 for the school year

  • Team First Book New Hanover County (Aug, 2019) – Book Giveaway

    Helped purchase two new books each for children in grades K-2 to take home and keep

  • Peaches and Sourcream Children's Foundation (Aug, 2019) – School Roll/Honor Roll Program

    Funded the purchase of books and materials for their School Roll/Honor Roll program

  • American Printing House for the Blind (Aug, 2019) – Braille Tales

    Funded the translation of children’s books into braille, and a giveaway to unsighted children in their Braille Tales program.

  • Broward Schools (Aug, 2019) – Phonics for Reading

    Funded the purchase of materials for their Phonics for Reading program at Annabel C. Perry Elementary

  • Family Support Circle (Aug, 2019) – Out of School Literacy Program

    Funds for books, games, and supplies to be used in their out of school literacy program

  • Ferst Readers of Cobb County, GA – Free Books for Children

    Funded 100 children for 1 year, each to receive 1 book per month until their 5th birthday

  • Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area (Aug, 2019) – Adult Literacy Program

    Funded the purchase of the Essential Education Learning Program and books from Adult New Readers Press for their literacy program

  • Seedlings Braille Books for Children (Aug, 2019) – Books for the National Federation for the Blind Summer Academy

    Funds to provide 600 braille books to students in the National Federation for the Blind’s Summer Academy

  • Children's Literacy Network (Aug, 2019) – Books by Mail

    Funded their project to mail books to children in 1st through 5th grade

  • Worcester County Board of Education (Aug, 2019) – Literacy Nights

    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

  • Hope Mentoring foundation (Aug, 2019) – Program Materials

    Funded the purchase of books, reading materials, and project materials related to reading

  • Erie Catholic School System – Journeys Language Arts Program

    Provided funds toward purchasing the texts and curriculum for first graders in the Journeys K-5 Language Arts Program

  • Golden Grove Elementary School – Reading Plus Software

    Provided funds toward the purchase of a Reading Plus software license for one year

  • Wildcat Extension Education Foundation – Parent University

    Funded the purchase of giveaway books for children in the Parent University program

  • Bloomington Community Education – Bloomington Bookfest

    Funded the purchase of books to give to children, alongside author fees and costume rentals for literary characters at Bloomington Bookfest

  • Liberty Public Schools – Books to Go

    Provided funds to purchase books, book bags, and a cart for the Books to Go program at Franklin Elementary School

  • International Book Project – Books for Refugee Families

    Funded the purchase of bookshelves to house free books provided by the organization for 54 refugee families in central Kentucky

  • Children's Dyslexia Center of Indianapolis – Tutors and Supplies

    Provided funding for tutors, tutor training, and books and supplies for the center

  • Tulsa Pop Kids – Comic Book Giveaway

    Funded the purchase of comic books for giveaways in six schools

  • Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center - NC Dept of Public Safety – Reading for the Great Escape Program

    Funded the purchase of supplies, books, and software for the Reading for the Great Escape Program in seven juvenile justice centers

  • San Bernardino County Office of Education – 2019 Reading Rally

    Funded the purchase of giveaway books for the 2019 Reading Rally for Pre-K to 3rd grade students

  • Cecil County Public Schools – Daily Announcements Lottery

    Funded the purchase of giveaway books for school children in a daily lottery associated with the school announcements at Northeast Elementary

  • Hickory Creek Child Center – Book Giveaway Program

    Funded the purchase of books for 80 children to take home. One book per week for seven weeks.

  • The Riverview School – Leveled Readers for Students with Disabilities

    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

  • Rutherford County Schools – English as a Second Language

    Funded the purchase of books to be used by ESL teachers and students at Cedar Grove Elementary

  • Multisensory Reading Centers of Puerto Rico – Readers for the Future

    Funded the purchase of books and supplies for the classrooms in their Readers for the Future program

  • Centerville Middle School – Multi-Senosry Learners

    Funded the purchase of lexiled books and building planks for multi-sensory learners

  • Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County – Reading Program for Students

    Funded the purchase of books and supplies for students

  • LEADS – CHAMPS Centers for Pre-Schoolers

    Funded the purchase of shelves and books for their eight new CHAMPS centers for pre-schoolers and caregivers

  • The Junior League of Tampa – Giveaway Books for Summer Bookmobiles

    Funded the purchase of giveaway books for their Summer Saturday Bookmobiles

  • School Board of Broward County – Leveled Literacy Intervention Kit

    Funded the purchase of a kit for use with various classrooms of students at Heron Heights Elementary School

  • Read Charlotte - Foundation for the Carolinas – Book-A-Palooza

    Provided funds for schools to purchase age-appropriate, high-interest titles for their Book-A-Palooza event

  • Elwood School – One School, One Book

    Funded the purchase of books for their One School, One Book program

  • Ozarks Literacy Council - Literacy Volunteers of America – Curriculum Books

    Funded the purchase of new books for their curriculum

  • Code Read, Inc. – Child Literacy Program

    Funded the purchase of giveaway books for children in Title 1 elementary schools who live in foster care or transitional housing

  • Seeds of Literacy – Adult Literacy Programs

    Funded the purchase of books for book clubs, prizes, and adult new readers

  • Austin Independent School District (May, 2019) – Buford the Book Bus

    Funded giveaway books for their summer reading program

  • Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore (May, 2019) – Family Reading Circles and Books for Me

    We funded the purchase of books for the Family Reading Circles and Books for Me programs for disadvantaged children in Baltimore, MD.

  • Literacy Action, Inc. (May, 2019) – Adult Literacy Programs

    Funded the purchase of textbooks and giveaway books for adult literacy programs

  • Twin Falls School District (May, 2019) – Accelerated Reader for Elementary Students

    Funded the use of Accelerated Reader at Sawtooth Elementary School

  • The Right Path Therapeutic Riding Academy (May, 2019) – Read to your Horse

    Contributed to the book fund to purchase titles for their Read to your Horse program

  • READ Assocation of Saginaw (May, 2019) – Reading Stars

    Covered the cost of books and t-shirts given to Reading Stars readers 3 times per year

  • Cummins Leadership Foundation (May, 2019) – Community Reading Nights

    Funded the purchase of books for their literacy program at their Community Reading Nights

  • Assistance League of San Jose – Readers are Leaders

    Funded books for classroom libraries and book giveaways as part of their Readers are Leaders program

  • Free Library of Philadelphia – Read and Rise

    Funded giveaway books to children in their Read and Rise summer literacy program

  • Cuyahoga County Public Library – 1-2-3 READ, Engage with Me, and Kindergarten Boost Club

    Funded book giveaways for their literacy iniatives: 1-2-3 READ, Engage with Me, and Kindergarten Boost Club

  • Gowan Science Academy PTO – Rolling STEM Library Boxes

    Supported a mobile STEM library using a rolling automotive toolbox filled with STEM books.

  • Shelby County Schools Board of Education – Decodable Readers for Special Curriculum

    Funded the purchase of decodable readers for the special curriculum at Cherokee Elementary School

  • Lee County Board of Commissioners – Summer Reading Program

    Funded the purchasing of books to give to children and teens through the Lee County Library Summer Reading Program

  • St. Mary's Hospital Foundation for Children – Toddler Story Time

    Funded the Toddler Story Time literacy program for special needs children in the hospital

  • Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools – Reading Rocks

    Funded the purchase of books for their summer Reading Rocks literacy program

  • Carroll County Library – Battle of the Books

    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.

  • Platte Valley Literacy Assocation – Adult Reading Classes

    Funded books and supplies for their library, and for giveaways to GED, literacy, and ESL students

  • Love of Learning, Inc. (Feb, 2019) – Reading Program for Disadvantaged Children

    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.

  • Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership (Feb, 2019) – Summer Readers – Future Leaders

    Funded the purchase of phonics, reading accuracy and fluency, and science materials for the Summer Readers – Future Leaders program

  • Early Childhood School Library (Jan, 2019) – Read with Me Program

    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.

  • Denver Public Library Friends Foundation (Dec, 2018) – Diverse Books for Read Aloud Program for Preschoolers

    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.

  • Henderson Memorial Library (Dec, 2018) – Update Nonfiction Collection of Elementary School

    Henderson Public Library worked together with Jefferson Elementary School to update the school library’s nonfiction collection.

  • Words Alive (Dec, 2018) – Read Aloud Program

    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.

  • Smart Start Central Oklahoma (Dec, 2018) – Books Matter

    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.

  • Rothsay Public School (Dec, 2018) – Family Reading Engagements

    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.

  • Coach Sam's Inner Circle (Nov, 2018) – Aiming Higher After School Program

    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.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama (Nov, 2018) – Gulf Coast Children's Book Festival Book Giveaway

    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.

  • Lawrence School (Nov, 2018) – Alphabet Adventures

    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.

  • Community Service Council (Nov, 2018) – Baby Book Clubs (in Spanish)

    Offers Baby Book Club sessions for parents and children in schools in Hispanic neighborhoods of Tulsa.

  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation (Sep, 2018) – Little Read Wagon

    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.

  • Highlands School District Early Childhood Center (Sep, 2018) – Phonemic Awareness Materials

    Purchase of materials to implement a phonemic awareness program for kindergarten children.

  • The Literacy Council of Central Alabama (Sep, 2018) – Books for The Year of Food project

    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.

  • Highlands Early Childhood Center (Sep, 2018) – Phonemic Awareness Project

    Funding for implementation of phonemic awareness program for Kindergartners.

  • REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (Aug, 2018) – REFORMA Children in Crisis Project

    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.

  • Jupiter Middle School, Palm Beach County Library, El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center (Aug, 2018) – The Jupiter Middle School Girls Book Club

    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.

  • Rogers County Literacy Council (Aug, 2018) – Caring Grands

    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.

  • Margaretta Elementary School (Jun, 2018) – Kids Read Now Summer Program

    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.

  • Friends of the Medina County District Library (Jun, 2018) – Summer Reading Game

    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.

  • Austin Independent School District, TX (May, 2018) – Buford the Book Bus

    Purchased 3,600 books to be distributed through the book bus to children who live in “book deserts” for their summer reading program.

  • Carroll County Library, MD (Mar, 2018) – Battle of the Books

    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.

  • Lee County Library System (Feb, 2018) – Summer Reading Prizes

    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.

  • Assistance League (Feb, 2018) – Readers Are Leaders Program

    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.

  • St. Mary's Hospital Foundation for Children (Feb, 2018) – Toddler Storytime Literacy Program

    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.

  • Henderson Public Library (Jan, 2018) – Reopen Elementary School Library

    The Public Library will buy books to reopen the school library which was closed in 2012.

  • Houston Public Library (Dec, 2017) – Recovery Efforts from Hurricane Harvey

    Seven of the 42 branch libraries were significantly damaged. Funds were used to purchase replacement books and materials.

  • Rothsay Public School (Dec, 2017) – Book Bingo, Muffins with Moms & Donuts with Dads Programs

    Purchased books to be given away at these programs for parents and children.

  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation (Nov, 2017) – New Copies of Classics

    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.

  • Cuyahoga County Public Library (Nov, 2017) – 1-2-3 Read Program

    To fund 1-2-3 Reading Camps for children, and Reader Boost Camps for parents.

  • Lawrence School (Oct, 2017) – Codebreakers

    This school has developed an early literacy program tailored to their students. Funds paid for reading support materials.

  • Denver Public Library Friends Foundation (Sep, 2017) – Read Aloud Program

    Reached over 6,000 at risk children with volunteers who read to them, and donated the books read to the schools.

  • Coach Sam's Inner Circle (Sep, 2017) – Aiming Higher Program

    After school literacy program serving children in five low performing schools in Cleveland.

  • Free Library of Philadelphia (Sep, 2017) – Read by Fourth

    Serving children in grades K-4, this is a citywide program supported by over 90 partner institutions.

  • Elkhart Community Schools (Jun, 2017) – Adult Education Program

    Purchased books and materials for their Leveled Resource Center for new readers.

  • Friends of the Cleveland Public Library (May, 2017) – Summer Reading Giveaway

    Purchased books to give away to children in their Summer Reading Program.

  • Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City (May, 2017) – Steps to School Readiness

    Funds to provide emergent literacy programs for preschoolers and parents

  • Literary Council of Central Alabama (May, 2017) – Literacy Program

    Funds used to buy books and other materials including curriculum and teacher materials and high interest low reading level books.

  • Oklahoma Literacy Coalition (May, 2017) – Summer Phonics Workshops

    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.

  • Literacy Coalition of Kokomo (Apr, 2017) – Reading Rabbits

    Provided free books to preschoolers of low income families

  • Creek County Literacy Program (Feb, 2017) – Caring Grands

    Funded books, supplies, and training for grandparents who tutor 1st and 2nd graders in reading

  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation (Dec, 2016) – Read "Write" Adult Literacy Program

    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.

  • Bd of Trustees of Carroll County Public Library (Dec, 2016) – Battle of the Books Competition

    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.

  • Gross Schechter Day School (Dec, 2016) – Read for Life Program

    Funded books, incentives, decorations, and speaker fee for their year-long program

  • Rogers County Literacy Council (Oct, 2016) – Reading Grands

    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.

  • Coach Sam's Inner Circle (Sep, 2016) – Aiming High

    Aiming Higher literacy intervention is an after school program in schools with the lowest reading scores.

  • Denver Public Library Friends Foundation (Sep, 2016) – Read Aloud Project

    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.

  • Lawrence School (Aug, 2016) – Codebreakers

    Our funds allowed an update of curriculum materials in the successful Codebreakers program for K-6 students with learning differences.

  • Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City (Jun, 2016) – In Honor of Carla Hayden-Steps to School Readiness

    Funds to provide emergent literacy programs for preschoolers and parents

  • Foundation for the Toronto Public Library (May, 2016) – Storytime Outreach

    Supported a program to high needs communities to help parents and preschoolers with emergent literacy skills.

  • Davidson County Library Foundation (May, 2016) – Super Reading, Super Heroes

    Funded outreach to day care centers and schools providing literacy learning software for 4th to 8th graders and accompanying superhero-themed programming

  • Queens Borough Public Library (Jun, 2016) – Kick Off to Kindergarten

    Funded three more series in their 90-minute, 8-week session training program for parents

  • Friends & Family of PS 11 (Jun, 2016) – Literacy Annual Fund (In Memory of Abe Sass)

    Funded support for students in the school’s literacy program

  • Bd. Of County Commisioners, Lee County Library System (Jun, 2016) – Summer Reading Program

    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.

  • Library Legacy Foundation, Toledo & Lucas County Public Library (May, 2016) – Kindergarten Kickstart

    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.

  • Free Library of Philadelphia (May, 2016) – Read by 4th

    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.

  • Mid-Continent Public Library (Apr, 2016) – Library-by-Mail Reading Assistance

    Purchased magnifiers and e-readers for home bound library users

  • Friends of the Cleveland Public Library (Apr, 2016) – Summer Reading Club

    Believe in Reading provided funds to purchase 1,100 books that were given as prizes to participants in the 2016 Summer Reading Program.

  • Cuyahoga Co. Public Library (Mar, 2016) – 1-2-3 Read

    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.