11,293 New Books Donated in 2021 (Goal = 50,000 New Books)
July 1, 2021
360 – Eagle Prep Summer Camp
July 6, 2021
105 – Vashon High School
July 7, 2021
45 – Kranzberg Arts Center – Jazz Fest
July 8, 2021
402 – City Academy Summer Camp
July 8, 2021
100 – Northside Community Center Camp
July 9, 2021
240 – Gene Slay Dutchtown Camp
July 9, 2021
285 – Gene Slay Soulard Camp
July 28, 2021
4994 – Normandy Schools Collaborative
June 15, 2021
375 – City Academy
June 22, 2021
616 – Books for Newborns
June 29, 2021
85 – The Leadership School at St. Vincent’s Community Center
June 30, 2021
450 – Northside Community School
May 5, 2021
325 – Hawthorn Leadership for Girls
May 10, 2021
355 – Katy Trail Estates
May 19, 2021
450 – Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School
May 20, 2021
450 – Herzog Elementary School SLPS
April 5, 2021
105 – Eagle Flats Apartments
April 8, 2021
160 – Ridgeway Villas Apartments
April 17, 2021
210 – Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls
April 30, 2021
91- Oak Hill Elementary SLPS
March 16, 2021
1090 – Hamilton Elementary SLPS
Improving attitudes about reading at home and school
Bring Me A Book St. Louis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that strives to improve early childhood literacy and inspire children to read every day with their families. We focus on providing award winning and inspirational hardbound books to children in underserved neighborhoods. The books we provide spark imaginations and improve attitudes about reading in a child’s early childhood years and beyond. Our mission strives to eliminate the literacy gap and encourage children to have fun reading everyday. We strive to choose books that mirror the communities we serve.
Bring Me A Book St. Louis has developed four literacy programs designed to enhance reading skills to prepare children for reading success and improve attitudes about reading.
Home Library Book Boxes
Children are given a custom wooden handmade Book Box to store their free books delivered by our Book Bus. These little Book Box Libraries provide a sense of ownership and a special place for the kids to keep the books that they selected.
Book Bus Bookmobile
We take our read-aloud mission on the road with our Book Bus and travel to community events, schools, and other events. Our Book Bus is modeled after the classic bookmobile to bring new curated free books to children.
We have placed over 100 classroom libraries at over 20 elementary schools and community centers across St. Louis. Each new wooden open face bookshelf contains 35 grade level appropriate titles that have been recognized for outstanding literary merit. The shelves are specifically designed to display the front cover of books with the goal of capturing a child’s imagination in the classroom.
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
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