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Children's Books

The Junior League of Austin helps BookSpring Launch children into a World of Reading

The Junior League of Austin (JLA) is donating $3,000 to BookSpring to grow our program staff. This generous grant will ...
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Thank You to our Board of Directors!

Thank You to our Board of Directors!

Members of our Board of Directors are the most incredibly dedicated group of volunteers at BookSpring. Their leadership, expertise, and ...
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Father and baby reading

Reading to Children and Post-Reading Activities

By: María José Meneses, Originally published in Porch.com Parents and other family members can enhance the benefits kids can obtain by ...
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How to Encourage Your Children to Read at Home

By: María José Meneses, Originally published in Porch.com As children, we were told that reading is important, and many of us ...
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The Trevor Romain Company Free eBooks and Video Books

Free eBooks and Video eBooks by The Trevor Romain Company

Kids and families interested in reading and watching multicultural stories should check out the award-winning and educational publisher, The Trevor ...
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Volunteer Spotlight Sheila Carver

Volunteer Spotlight: Sheila Carver

BookSpring’s Volunteer Spotlight highlights our gratitude for the heroes behind the scenes. The Volunteer Spotlight is on Sheila Carver, a ...
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Anne and Harrison

Celebrating a Legacy of Service and Education

By: Georgean and Paul Kyle, Travis Audubon  Travis Audubon honors devoted volunteer Anne Donovan with a BookSpring Flying Book Society ...
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Reading is The Key to Summer Fun

Reading is The Key to Summer Fun

Reading is the key to summer fun! With the vast world at children's fingertips with a turn of a page, ...
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Parent Book Club on Zoom

Volunteer Spotlight: Lili Cantu

BookSpring’s Volunteer Spotlight highlights our gratitude for the heroes behind the scenes. The Volunteer Spotlight is on Lili Cantu. Lili ...
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I Used To Be the Baby

When I Grow Up Book List

Check out these picture books to explore the theme "When I Grow Up" with kids ages 4-8. BookSpring volunteer Donovan ...
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BookSpring Book Giveaway

New Research Links Book Giveaway Programs to Early Childhood Literacy

By Jayme Carrico Studies have found a child’s access to books plays a significant role in early childhood literacy. One ...
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Building Connections to the World through Books

Building Connections to the World through Books

Join us for this very special BookSpring event! Who: Christy and Turk Pipkin of The Nobelity Project When: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 5 pm Where: via ...
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Volunteer Prashanth Shenoy

Volunteer Spotlight: Prashanth Shenoy

Prashanth Shenoy began volunteering with us this past year. Having little access to books growing up in India inspired him ...
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Look! Flowers!

Spring Book List for Kids

Spring has sprung! It is time to stop and smell the roses. Check out these fun picture books to discover ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Haley Meyer

Volunteer Spotlight: Haley Meyer

We are shining the spotlight on the founder of Community Helping Hands, Austin, TX, and Charity Links, Haley Meyer! Haley ...
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Kid Approved Series : Ramona by Beverly Cleary

The Kid Approved Series is a collection of book recommendations by kids for kids and their families. Kids share what ...
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Dr. Seuss and Cancel vs. Curate Cultures

Dr. Seuss and Cancel vs. Curate Cultures

By Emily Ball Cicchini, Ph.D., Executive Director Let’s talk about Dr. Seuss! You may have heard that some of his ...
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P. Clift Price

In Loving Memory of P. Clift Price

At BookSpring, we recently lost someone near and dear to our hearts, P. Clift Price. Born in 1924 in Bonham, ...
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Super Bowl Book Drive hosted by St Gabriel’s Catholic School

Super Bowl Book Drive hosted by St Gabriel’s Catholic School

Hosting a book drive is fun and easy to do! Over the years, we've discovered all the creative ways people ...
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Austin Allies Book Drive drop off

Volunteer Spotlight: Austin Allies

BookSpring's Volunteer Spotlight highlights our gratitude for the heroes behind the scenes. This month the Volunteer Spotlight is on Austin ...
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Children’s Book Recommendations for Sharing Love

Children’s Book Recommendations for Sharing Love

By: AuntieCam, Guest Blogger  It is time to celebrate our love of books with books about love. As a proud ...
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World Read Aloud Day Community Storytime Collection

World Read Aloud Day: Community Storytime Collection

This year, we encourage you to celebrate World Read Aloud Day with our special Community Storytime collection. These are read-alouds ...
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Reading for Family Readathon

The Benefits of Joining the Family Readathon

By Mariela Rodriguez, Communications Director Children's books have the power to provide much comfort during chaotic times, and this is ...
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What do you celebrate?

Holiday Book Reviews

'Tis the season for reading! The holiday break is a great opportunity for kids to kick back and relax. What ...
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FC-FamilyLiteracyNight 2017

Partner Spotlight: Foundation Communities

Our Partner Spotlight is on Foundation Communities! For over three years, we've collaborated with Foundation Communities to host family literacy ...
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Impactful Giving with the CARES Act

Impactful Giving with the CARES Act

We hope that you and your family are taking special care during this time of uncertainty and isolation. Just know ...
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Revealing the 2020 Central Texas Reading Survey

Revealing the 2020 Central Texas Reading Survey

The BookSpring 2020 Central Texas Reading Survey provides valuable information about the reading habits of families in Central Texas.  Conducted ...
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Books are a Lifeline Happy Hour

Books are a Lifeline Happy Hour

The accent was on HAPPY as we gathered together in the Fall with family and friends for the Happy Hour, ...
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Sharing a Vision of 20 Books in All Homes

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 ...
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Become a BookSpring Book Reviewer!

Become a BookSpring Book Reviewer!

Share your love of reading through Book Reviews Do you love to share stories about the good books you've read ...
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Family in their reading nook

How to Create the Perfect Reading Nook

By: Lorena Romo, Originally published in Porch.com A reading nook can be the perfect way to enjoy curling up with ...
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Commmunity Action picking up BookSpring books

Partner Spotlight: Community Action of Central Texas

Community Action of Central Texas has partnered with BookSpring since January 2019 to provide children and families with books throughout ...
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Impact and Updates

Current Status: BookSpring is open as an essential business providing services to low-income families in Central Texas.  However, we are ...
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Support for parents caregivers

Sharing Support for Parents and Caregivers

By Emily Ball Cicchini, PhD Making Back To School Special This year back to school feels so strange for so ...
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H-E-B is Committed to Literacy Efforts

H-E-B is Committed to Literacy Efforts

Our friends at H-E-B at N. Lamar and Rundberg have a little more in store for teachers and families preparing ...
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Access Free Internet during COVID-19

Access an updated list of internet services via inmyarea.com. During the Covid-19 outbreak, BookSpring wants to make sure all families ...
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Our Board Members Make a Difference

Our Board Members Make a Difference

BookSpring's Board of Directors is comprised of individuals committed to ensuring we do the best work possible in pursuit of ...
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Reflections on Another Year of Service

Reflections on Another Year of Service

by Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director Considering all the challenges for the past fiscal year (July 1, 2019- June 30, ...
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Home Grown Book Lovers

Home Grown Book Lovers

We're reposting this guest blog, by Natalia Mirkowicz, to encourage parents and caregivers, during quarantine, to establish a reading routine ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Suzi Scaramuzza

Volunteer Spotlight: Suzi Scaramuzza

Over the years we have been fortunate to work with the wonderful ladies of the National Charity League (NCL). The ...
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Meet the Staff: Andrea Angelo

Meet the Staff: Andrea Angelo

What is your job at BookSpring? Director of Development and Marketing What do you like about your job at BookSpring? ...
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Books to Read This Summer

Books to Read This Summer

Lorena Koppel recommends you spend your summer relaxing and enjoying a great book! If you loved the Percy Jackson series ...
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Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

Book Review of Lift As You Climb

Lift as You Climb The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell Review by Frannie Rooney, Literacy First Volunteer  ...
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How to Create a Reader Friendly Home

How to Create a Reader Friendly Home

The promotion of literacy at home has long term benefits for the whole family. Reading together not only has developmental ...
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Homes with Children Hardest Hit by Job Loses

Homes with Children Hardest Hit by Job Loses

A recent survey released by the U.S. Census shows that 55% of households with job loss had children in the ...
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Strengthening families in our community

Strengthening families in our community

Reading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development. Books in the home and reading together can strengthen ...
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book friends

Reading and Friendship: Shruti’s Story

An interest in books that starts during childhood can lead to much more than academic success. Teenage volunteer Shruti Vadlakonda ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Evan Rosenblum

Volunteer Spotlight: Evan Rosenblum

We are shining the Volunteer Spotlight on our AmeriCorps VISTA, Evan Rosenblum. He believes that books are a critical tool ...
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Starting a book club with friends

Starting a book club with friends

Najla Albeayeyz is a BookSpring volunteer from Saudia Arabia who started a book club during her junior year of high ...
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