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,...

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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 curiosity,...

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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 better...

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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...

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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...

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We Read Banned Books

During Banned Books Week this October 1–7, we reaffirm our belief that uncensored and equitable access to books is essential to democracy and self-government, to personal development and social progress, and to every individual's inalienable right to life, liberty,...

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Volunteer Spotlight

We're delighted Caitlin Garcia, a rising senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, is serving as our media and marketing intern this summer. Caitlin wanted to explore the nonprofit sector in her internship for her Journalism/Public Relations major, and finds the Children's...

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Stock Up for the New School Year!

It's Back-to-School season at the Book Bank, and our shelves are full of beautiful books for children ages 0–18. Our wonderful supporters donate books and run book drives all year round so we can keep engaging, free books flowing to the kids who need them most. So far...

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