There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
– Marcel Proust, Novelist
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.
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 book mobile to bring new hardback free books to children.
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.
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.
Read To Me Take Home Books
Students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade carry a canvas bag home from school each week containing one high-quality hard back book to read aloud with their families. This program fosters a love of reading and creates a habit of reading together at home. Each child cycles through all twenty-five book bags throughout the school year.
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