If parents understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent – and every adult caring for a child – read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation.
– Mem Fox, Author of Reading Magic
Bringing books to children at home and school
- Bring Me A Book St. Louis is committed to eliminating the literacy gap through selecting and procuring high-quality children’s literature for under-resourced children to read aloud at home and school.
- We work with partner schools and early-childhood organizations to reach children in pre-kindergarten through first grade in need of books.
- Many of the children’s books we choose have received the Newberry, Caldecott, Geisel and Corretta Scott King book awards.
Bring Me A Book St. Louis is happy to announce two new programs designed to get children excited about reading and further support our current programming:
Book Box Program
Children receive a new free book shelf to create their own home library.
Book Bus Program
Bringing books to children at schools and community organizations throughout St. Louis.
Bring Me A Book St. Louis has developed three early childhood literacy programs designed to enhance reading skills to prepare children for reading success:
We place new bookshelves in partner school classrooms containing 35 high-quality books that have been recognized for outstanding literary merit.
Take Home Books
The Take Home Books program is offered to our partner schools for students in the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten grade levels.
First Teachers Workshops
Bring Me A Book St. Louis believes that families are a child’s first teacher and we have designed a series of workshops that encourage parents to utilize learning strategies and read aloud techniques at home.
Subscribe for Updates
Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates.
We respect your privacy.