The countdown to a new RIF year is underway! The BookSpring staff is looking forward to brand-new books being placed on the RIF tables in 29 elementary school libraries and in 12 preschool centers. We look forward to the smiles on over 20,000 children’s faces when they receive their “forever book” at each RIF event. A RIF event is very special because of our motivational activities or themes. These activity kits help generate excitement in the children and let them experience reading adventures on an entire new level. Each motivational activity kit consists of props related to the theme. For example, our “RIF Explores the Great Outdoors” kit consist of fire wood, an artificial fire, camping stove, tent and sleeping bag; each kit is given to RIF Facilitators and volunteers to utilize in a library or classroom.
We proudly added 4 new thrilling themes to our selection this year. “Dig It” lets students learn about the history, legends and benefits of planting wildflowers. “Monster Readers” brings friendly monsters for younger children and mythological creatures for older children into school. “Book A Trip” takes students on an adventure in an airplane! “Nursery Rhymes & Songs” provides infants and toddlers with the chance to experience complex language through rhymes and singing.
These amazing themes are almost complete…We need your help to find a few more props and costumes to ensure the coolest RIF day ever! Below is a wish list of items and the quantities needed to improve our motivational activities. If you have an item on the list to donate, please let us know! Maybe you know someone with a costume shop or supply of rubber stamps, let them know about us! Do you have an idea of something we could add to a kit? Now’s the time to help ensure a successful year for RIF!
Click here to view the RIF Wish List.