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Spotlight: Howdy Honda General Manager, Cliff Collier

The future of this country relies on our youth. On the most basic level, a person that cannot read will always be dependent on someone else for their information." - Cliff Collier, General Manager of Howdy Honda Being a responsible member of the Austin community is part of the Howdy ...
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2012 Read-A-Thon Results Are In!

The results are in for the 2012 “Book A Trip” Read-A-Thon sponsored by Howdy Honda! The competition was fierce, and the results from the top three schools were close, but the final tabulations are as follows: • $138,995 raised by 2,100 readers • 1,500,000 pages logged • Gullett Elementary Earns ...
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Little Beans Book Drive and Fox News 7

Thanks to Little Beans for choosing BookSpring as the non-profit of the month. Stop by and visit our friends at http://www.lilgreenbeans.com/, shop and drop off a gently used children's book. Little Green Beans: MyFoxAUSTIN.com ...
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BookSpring Announces Top School for 2011 Read-A-Thon

Bridge Point Elementary awarded Reading Trophy recognizing students who raised over $24,000 and read 381,000 pages during 2011 BookSpring Read-A-Thon On Tuesday March 22, BookSpring Executive Director, Mary Gatlin Hearon presented the traveling trophy to Bridge Point principal Brad Wirht with the help of Eanes Superintendent Dr. Nola Wellman and ...
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Wonderful “Read-A-Thon” stories

Every year I am touched by the wonderful stories I hear about the Read-A-Thon and the amazing activities taking place in our schools to encourage reading! Austin Girl's School held "Drop Everything and Read" time and the entire school stopped to read for BookSpring- even the head of school for ...
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BookSpring featured as KUT’s Get Involved Nonprofit

BookSpring is honored to be featured this month by KUT Austin! watch KUT's Get Involved: BookSpring Thanks to our friends at I Live Here, I Give Here, KUT interviewed Blacksheer librarian, Amanda Braziel, and volunteer, Mary Reynolds, about their experiences with BookSpring programs! Then KUT was treated to a special ...
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Papa Noel and Austin Rotary Clubs Sponsor Book Drive

Wow! The Rotary Clubs all over Austin are partnering with Papa Noel Christmas Trees to collect donated gently used children's books! BookSpring will place donated books throughout Austin in medical clinics and with our literacy non-profit partners! BookSpring is honored to have a new partner with Papa Noel Christmas trees ...
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Catch Sylvan Learning’s Crystal Cotti discussing Early Literacy and BookSpring

Crystal Cotti from Sylvan Learning appeared on FOX News 7 and discusses the issues facing our community. Thanks Crystal for featuring BookSpring and our work ...
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Rotarians Sponsor Book Drive at Papa Noel Christmas Trees

This holiday season the Austin area Rotary clubs are partnering with Papa Noel Christmas trees and the Austin Optimist Club to collect gently used children's books! Donations can be dropped off at 7 area locations for the month of December! Thank you Fred Hanson of the Austin Area Rotary Club ...
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Howdy Honda Sponsors 2011 Read-A-Thon

BookSpring Announces 2011 Read-A-Thon Sponsors Howdy Honda returns as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2011 Read-A-Thon.  As presenting sponsor, Howdy Honda  has supported the community wide event benefitting BookSpring's literacy programs in the Greater Austin area since 2008. "We are grateful for Howdy Honda's continuing support for this unique community event that brings ...
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BookSpring Events Kick Off 2010 Read-A-Thon

Local dignitaries and community leaders will dust off their favorite children’s books to showcase the importance of reading during the BookSpring Read-In while students at Gullett Elementary will get fired up to read and retain the top school trophy for the 5th consecutive year of the BookSpring Read-A-Thon. The Read-Ins, ...
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BookSpring Covered in The Statesman On Philanthropy

Turkey Trot raises $200,000 for Caritas This year's ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving raised a record $200,000 for Caritas of Austin thanks to a boost in attendance. The sub shop chain, with 24 stores in the Austin area, presented the local nonprofit with a check Monday. The event has ...
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BookSpring Announces Winner of 2010 Read-A-Thon Art Contest

Chaaru Deb, an eighth grader at Kealing Middle School, submitted the winning drawing for BookSpring’s 2010 Read-A-Thon Art Contest. Deb’s artwork will be featured on the Read-A-Thon’s t-shirt and poster. Deb’s design promotes the 2010 theme, “A Neighborhood of Readers,” and the winning entry earned a $75 gift card and ...
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