BookSpring builds early literacy in children and families through healthcare, education, and the community.
BookSpring is the only Central Texas organization focusing on building literacy skills and the motivation to read through increasing home libraries and reading aloud activities for low-income children. With over 45 years of experience, BookSpring has taken the best practices of our founding national programs and adapted them to the special needs of Central Texas low-income families. We have created a continuum of early literacy interventions that support brain development, family interaction, skill building and the motivation to read in children from birth through age 12.
Our programs both increase awareness of the importance of reading while providing the tools to do so. To maximize impact, we partner with medical clinics, schools, and other non-profits to work through their programs with book distributions, supplemental activities, and events designed to educate, inspire, and build intrinsic motivation to read.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve made the following impact:
Our Shared Values
As a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, inclusive organization, we value:
We depend on exceptional people to provide exceptional quality services throughout our organization. We set high standards and we support each other as we strive to achieve them.
We treat all individuals with respect and dignity. We respect the cultural heritage of each of our program participants.
We embrace change, creativity, continuous learning, and personal growth. We incorporate new ideas and methods to improve the services we provide. We anticipate future trends and we create strategic plans to ensure future growth and continued vitality.
We recognize that a range of thoughtful perspectives is necessary for open inquiry, creativity, and a healthy organization. We seek and welcome diverse board members, volunteers, and staff. In order to foster a healthy and diverse environment, we act with compassion, communicate respectfully, and seek a multiplicity of opinions.
We collaborate with healthcare, education, and community partner organizations and nonprofits to improve children’s access to literacy opportunities – we reach families where they are and through people they trust.
We envision a day when we can provide 3 books a year to the 80,000 children living in poverty in our region.
Will you help BookSpring achieve the following milestones between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020?
Distribute 193,518 books, including both new, like new, and gently used conditions. Books will be curated for overall quality, including literary value, topical relevance, reading level, target language in the home, and likelihood to engage and inspire and motivate young readers.
Engage 140,518 children in attendance at BookSpring supported events with a focus on partner sites operating in zip codes with the highest numbers of children living in poverty according to the U.S. Census.
Achieve 2,000 volunteer placements, both groups and individuals. Volunteer roles include sorting books, supporting motivational reading activities including reading aloud to groups of children, delivery driving, and organizational support.
Financials and Annual Reports
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