BookSpring | Launching children into a world of reading
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    Community & Volunteers

    We train and coordinate volunteers for reading activities and distribute books to a wide variety of community partners.

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    Schools & Libraries

    We support school librarians with volunteers, books, motivational materials, and more.

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    Clinics & Health

    We provide services to medical providers to reach families with young children through books.


    Early Childhood

    We educate and encourage parents and caregivers to read aloud to young children.

Literacy Statistics

  • Higher reading exposure was 95% positively correlated with neural activation in the left-sided parietal-temporal-occipital association cortex, a “hub” region supporting semantic language processing, controlling for household income. Hutton, J. S., Horowitz-Kraus, T., Mendelsohn, A. L., DeWitt, T., & Holland, S. K. (2015). Home Reading Environment and Brain Activation in Preschool Children Listening to Stories. Pediatrics, 136(3), 466-478.
  • Children growing up in homes with at least 20 books get 3 years more schooling than children from bookless homes, independent of their parents’ education, occupation, and class. (Evans, M. D., Kelley, J., Sikora, J., & Treiman, D. J. (2010). Family scholarly culture and educational success: Books and schooling in 27 nations. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 28(2), 171-197.)
  • Across the nation just under half of children between birth and five years (47.8%) are read to every day by their parents or other family members. Russ S, Perez V, Garro N, Klass P, Kuo AA, Gershun M, Halfon N, Zuckerman B. Reading Across the Nation: A Chartbook (2007): Reach Out and Read National Center, Boston, MA Learn More

News: New Books Release & The Giving Tree Program

Authors Chris Barton and Jennifer Ziegler are celebrating the release of their two latest children’s books at a holiday event at BookPeople in Austin, TX on Saturday, December 5th.  They are proud to use the event to promote… Read More

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Goddard School 1905 El Salido Parkway Cedar Park TX

Goddard School Craft Show/BookDrive

Shop and drop off books with our friends at The Goodard School. THIS Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Only! 1905 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, TX

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BOOKFAIR at BookPeople Nov 1-7

You can support BookSpring this week! BookPeople Flyer Your book purchase will help us purchase books for children and families in need—right here in Austin! Please bring this flyer to BookPeople (603 North Lamar) any time between November… Read More

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