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Looking Ahead to 2020 and 20 Books in Central Texas homes

Display SMART Goals for the year

This coming “hindsite” year promises to be landmark one for BookSpring and for all the partners and families with children we serve. There is a reawakening about the importance of reading in our lives.  People are thinking about… Read More

Reading is Complex: And That’s Good!

by Emily Ball Cicchini Reading isn’t simple. I am noticing more discussion lately in education circles about reading and complexity. By complexity, we mean both the quality of the text that is being read, and what is going… Read More

Sharing a Vision of 20 Books in All Homes

by Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director We here are BookSpring have announced a big audacious goal: to get 20 high quality children’s books in every Central Texas home by 2020. This vision is being driven by social science… Read More

Highlights from 2018 The Central Texas Reading Survey

Central Texas Reading Survey

By Mariela Rodriguez, Communications Director BookSpring’s Central Texas Reading Survey offers intriguing insights into the state of reading in Central Texas, and the implications for early literacy efforts in our community. We launched the assessment to provide you with real-time statistics… Read More

Readings: Volunteerism and Values

United Way Day of Caring

This is a suggested pre-meeting reading for August 15, 2018, noon, at the Austin Public Library Central location.  Free, but please RSVP.  To learn more or register, visit here:  BookSpring Lunch & Learn Overview of Volunteerism in America… Read More