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Diverse Picture Books

Diverse Picture Books

Did you know there are benefits to encouraging diversity in your children's books early? Books can create a sense of empathy and representation. While some ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Kacy Vega

Volunteer Spotlight: Kacy Vega

The spotlight is on our volunteer Kacy Vega. She is a resident of San Diego, California but originally hails from the Great Lakes State -- ...
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Spanish-Language Reading Resources

Spanish-Language Reading Resources

Parents and educators, BookSpring has compiled another list of Spanish-language educational videos and reading materials that are perfect for engaging young children. These links feature ...
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Reading Together as a Family

Reading Together as a Family

Reading together as a family and doing activities related to the story is a great way to fill your time and build lasting memories! BookSpring ...
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Kids are home

Connecting with your Children at Home

By: Adriana Cantu, Guest Blogger of Jack's Mom in Austin  There is no doubt that coronavirus has changed all of our lives. We’ve all been ...
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Picture Books for Ages 4-8

Picture Books for Ages 4-8

BookSpring volunteer reviewer Barbara Campos is back with another round of reviews! From books that emphasize the value of kindness to a love for animals, ...
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Meet the Staff: Shannon Thorne

Meet the Staff: Shannon Thorne

What is your job at BookSpring? I run the educational programs which work with elementary schools to provide books to their students. The Books For ...
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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

Current Status: BookSpring is open as an essential business providing services to low-income families in Central Texas.  However, we are observing all city, county, state, ...
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Meet the Staff: Katie Mathews

Meet the Staff: Katie Mathews

What is your job at BookSpring?  I'm BookSpring's Go Program Manager. That means I manage all of our programs that occur in the community, in ...
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Destinee's YA Book Recommendations

Destinee’s YA Book Recommendations

Volunteer blogger Destinee McGhee returns with an eclectic selection of books to review for BookSpring! In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, ...
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Meet the Staff: Suzanne MacGillivray

Meet the Staff: Suzanne MacGillivray

This week the staff spotlight is on Suzanne MacGillivray.  What is your job at BookSpring?  I’m the Development Associate. I’m part time and I deal ...
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Sylvie's YA Book Recommendations

Sylvie’s YA Book Recommendations

Sylvie is a seventeen-year-old who loves reading!  She is virtually volunteering with BookSpring to “spread kindness to others and put a smile on someone’s face!”  ...
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Books and Yoga with Raaga

Books and Yoga with Raaga

Book drives are a great way to engage your family, friends, neighbors, or colleagues in a low effort project with maximum impact for families in ...
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Barbara's Picture Book Recommendations

Barbara’s Picture Book Recommendations

Reading is a great activity to relax and calm anxious nerves. We recommend families read together twice a day to reduce stress. Barbara Campos is ...
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Dana Silverman

Meet the Staff: Dana Silverman

It's National Volunteer Week (April 19 - 25) and we want to shine the spotlight on our AmeriCorps VISTA, Dana Silverman. She decide to serve ...
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Trials of Apollo

National Volunteer Week: Cassandra’s Reviews

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 19th – April 25th), BookSpring is highlighting contributions from volunteers, who are critical to making our operations possible ...
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National Volunteer Week: Sameer’s Reviews

National Volunteer Week: Sameer’s Reviews

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 19th – April 25th), BookSpring is highlighting contributions from volunteers, who are critical to making our operations possible ...
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Must Read Series: Young Adult Books

Must Read Series: Young Adult Books

Destinee has a passion for books and reading! Here are her Young Adult book recommendations for you. These books are available on Amazon. Marcus Vega ...
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We Love Our Volunteers

We Love Our Volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Week!  We want to take this time to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who make BookSpring’s operations ...
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Shefali Tewari

Meet the Staff: Shefali Tewari

This week the staff spotlight is on Shefali Tewari.  She has worked with non-profits for the past 25 years and consulted with various companies in ...
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Comienza un Club de Lectura en casa

Comienza un Club de Lectura en casa

English Translation Un club de lectura puede ser una forma divertida y creativa de alentar el entusiasmo por la lectura. Es una oportunidad para que ...
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Start a Book Club at Home

Start a Book Club at Home

Spanish Translation A book club can be a fun and creative way to encourage enthusiasm for reading.  It’s an informal opportunity for children and families ...
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Must Read Series: Harry the Dirty Dog

Must Read Series: Harry the Dirty Dog

BookSpring recommends these online learning resources. Select Storyonline to view Betty White reading Harry the Dirty Dog  Students from Gorzycki Middle School are helping BookSpring ...
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Must Read Series : Ramona

Must Read Series : Ramona

April 12th is Beverly Cleary's birthday! Beverly is a children's book author with many prestigious awards, including a Living Legend award by the Library of ...
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Must Read Series: Junie B. Jones

Must Read Series: Junie B. Jones

Students from Gorzycki Middle School are helping BookSpring remind kids reading can help them learn and grow. They are reminding all Central Texas families how ...
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Green Eggs and Ham

Must Read Series: Green Eggs and Ham

Students from Gorzycki Middle School are helping BookSpring remind kids reading can help them learn and grow. They are reminding all Central Texas families how ...
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Actividades de aprendizaje para niños

English Translation  Si usted es un educador que busca soluciones de aprendizaje a distancia, o un padre que busca maneras de mantener a sus pequeños ...
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BookSpring Recommends Online Learning Resources

Spanish Translation Whether you are an educator looking for online learning solutions, or a parent looking for ways of keeping your little ones engaged, or ...
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Tax benefits of the CARES Act

Tax benefits of the CARES Act

We hope that you and your family are taking special care during this time of uncertainty and isolation. Just know that BookSpring is fully engaged ...
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Meet the Staff: Clare Bresnan

Meet the Staff: Clare Bresnan

BookSpring staff is eager to serve! As we pivot our programs to better serve families in our community, we will feature staff weekly on our ...
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