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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

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

Resiliency and a Big Anniversary

by Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director As our organizational fiscal year comes to a close, I am happy to report that BookSpring remains a dynamic yet resilient nonprofit working to build early literacy in children and families through… Read More

New Study on Book Gifting for Babies

By Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director The tradition of book gifting has been studied scientifically by researchers in education and healthcare for many years.  Practices include bookmobiles, little free libraries, and other early literacy interventions and social programs… Read More