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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions.

Where is BookSpring located? 

Our headquarters is at 1807 W. Slaughter Ln Bldg #1 but our mailing address is BookSpring PO Box 153024 Austin, TX 78715-3024.  We also operate a warehouse at 11:30 Rutherford Lane, # 190. 

Who does BookSpring serve?

BookSpring offers a continuum of literacy programs designed to build early literacy in children from birth through age 12. We primarily serve low-income children and families considered at least 80% economically disadvantaged.

Who does BookSpring partner with?

BookSpring partners with healthcare providers (Rx)educators (Ed), and community organizations (Go) to reach children and families. To view a map of our Literacy Partners, click here. 

What is the impact of BookSpring programs and services? 

This is what BookSpring program partners and participants have to say! Click here.

How do I volunteer? 

Volunteers are essential to all aspects of BookSpring programs! Prospective volunteers should complete the New Volunteer Application: https://bit.ly/2NFurJJ.

What kind of volunteer activities do you offer?

From reading aloud to children and families to sorting book donations to distributing and delivering books, we have a volunteer opportunity to fit you! You can explore and signup for one or more volunteer opportunities via our Signup page. http://signup.com/go/YdrLNi

How can I stay up to date with the latest?

Follow and Like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or TikTok. Sign up for our monthly newsletter for program updates, parent tips, volunteer opportunities, and event invites! Signup here: https://bit.ly/2H8oXYW.

Are diversity, equity, and inclusion important to BookSpring? 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are essential given the equity gap and its disproportionate effect on Central Texas children of color. BookSpring is dedicated to working for underserved populations in the Greater Austin area. Learn more about our DEI efforts.

Do you accept monetary donations? 

We accept monetary donations, planned giving and legacy gifts, and endowment gifts through Austin Community Foundation. For more information on the impact of your gift, click here.

Checks should be payable to BookSpring and mailed to BookSpring PO Box 153024 Austin, TX 78715-3024.

What percentage of a donation goes directly to program costs?

$0.73 of every dollar goes directly to program costs. To access our Financials and Annual Reports, click here.

Do you accept donated books?

Yes, we accept children’s books for children ages 0-12, in English, Spanish, and other languages, including board books, picture books, chapter books, and young adult books. The books should be clean, in good condition, free of stickers, and not dated.  We ask that you organize your donations as a Book Drive and ask your friends, neighbors, church, office or school to join in the fun!  Contact us in advance for details, and we’ll help promote and celebrate your efforts on social media.  We suggest that if you have donations of items that aren’t perfect for all children ages birth to age 12, you consider donating to the Inside Book Project or Recycled Reads.

If you still have questions, please email info@bookspring.org.

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