Our 2017 book tallies are in!

by Ginger Young, Executive Director This afternoon, just before 5:00 pm, a young reader selected the final  Book Harvest  book of 2017 from our shelves. I couldn’t wait to share our amazing annual tally with you: 236,161 books! WOW. Together, as a community, we provided so many books to local kids this year. Thank you to everyone who donated books, sorted… Read more »

Season’s Readings

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager What are you reading this season? Two of the four occupants of my home are J.R.R. Tolkien fans, one deep into a rereading (for how many times, I’m not sure) of The Hobbit, and the other similarly rereading for the umpteenth time The Fellowship of the Ring. As the… Read more »

Because Tweens and Teens Love to Read, Too!

Last Friday, 45 middle and high school educators and nonprofit partners came to our office to select books for their students–8,870 books, to be exact! Many of those educators were lined up in the dark before we even opened our door at 7 a.m., and over 3,500 of those books were gone in the first… Read more »

Upworthy: This woman is on a mission to get diverse books in the hands of every child. Here’s why.

Ginger Young was reading “Martin’s Big Words” — a picture-book biography of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. — to a fifth-grade class. When she finished, one of the students ran up to her excitedly. Read more

Round Up Your Books!

Meet Gina Sprenger and Laura Ryan, this year’s book drive captains for the Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day . We are just over a month away from the big event, and they are thrilled to report that 28 groups have already signed up to collect books for the big day! “During the Dream Big Book Drive, I love seeing the… Read more »