The Right to Read at the Roxie

Children who can’t read face increased odds of incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment as adults. National literacy activist Kareem Weaver believes literacy is the greatest civil rights issue of our time and is fighting for better reading instruction, saying,...

Celebrate Children’s Book Week!

From May 6 – 12, Children’s Book Week celebrates the theme No Rules. Just Read. Speaking to the joy and pride of reading what you want, when you want, and how you want, the theme highlights that there’s no right way or right thing to read. Reading builds...

Run a Children’s Book Drive!

During National Reading Month, we’re grateful to be able to read what we want to read, when we want to read it. Studies show that children who grow up with books of their own are more likely to read at or above grade level, graduate from high school, and have...

We’re on a Roll in 2023!

In our 31st year of service, we launched our new Storytime field trip program to bring the joy and wonder of book ownership directly to local elementary school students who select their own books for keeps from our Book Bank shelves. We joined the National Book Access...

Strengthening Our Mission

This year, we joined our efforts with two national partnership organizations working to reach more children with high quality books for all. The National Book Access Association expands our resources to provide equal access to books — because everyone regardless of...

Giving Tuesday at Folio Books

Once again, we’re grateful to our longtime supporter Folio Books for helping us give more beautiful free books to kids who need them, including books in Spanish from our curated wishlist. Tuesday, November 28 at Folio Books We’ll receive 15% of proceeds...