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We love getting letters from our kids!

We love getting letters from our kids!

Has your family ever been given a book at your school or doctor's office?  Check for the BookSpring sticker!  If ...
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New BookSpring home

Learn All About BookSpring’s New Home

It's official!  BookSpring has moved our headquarters to a new location in South Austin, 1807 W. Slaughter Lane, Building #1.  ...
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Equal Heart

AmeriCorps Team Members Wanted – Apply Today

BookSpring is seeking AmeriCorps members to join our efforts in healthcare, education, and community-based partnerships to reach families with children ...
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Ethan Woodfield Eiler

In Loving Memory of Ethan Woodfield Eiler

Ethan Woodfield Eiler of Austin, Texas, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 22. His family asks everyone to ...
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Program Associate Jessy helps students choose books at Wooten Summer Success.

Summer Success 2022 Program Recap

Summer Success 2022 Program Recap This May, BookSpring visited six campuses in three Central Texas cities—Austin, Del Valle, and Pflugerville—and ...
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Dig Into Reading Event Celebrates BookSpring Friends & Funders

Dig Into Reading Event Celebrates BookSpring Friends & Funders

Despite an unexpected but welcome Spring rain storm, about 35 supporters and friends of BookSpring gathered to celebrate early literacy ...
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Books Begining at Birth Partnerships with Early Educators

Books Beginning at Birth: A New Partnership for Birth to Age 4

Books Beginning at Birth Program for Texas Families Early childhood programs have long-lasting impacts on children, families, and broader communities ...
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Barbara Mott, Librarian at Rodriguez Elementary

Partner Spotlight: Barbara Mott, Rodriguez Elementary School

In April, the Rodriguez Elementary library magically morphed into a science lab equipped with safety goggles, experiment materials, and an ...
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Books for Me Partner- Perez Elementary Camp Reads A lot

Partner Spotlight: Perez Elementary School

Partner Spotlight is on Perez Elementary School. With BookSpring’s Books for Me program this month, Perez Elementary librarian Randi Sather ...
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Family Readathon-family reading

That’s a wrap on the 2022 Family Readathon! 

Congratulations to all Family Readathon participants! Readers rose to the challenge to read a total of 90,253 minutes in February ...
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Reflections on Seven Years as Executive Director

Reflections on Seven Years as Executive Director

February 25th marks my employment anniversary as Executive Director of BookSpring, which started in 2015. As my motto is “Follow ...
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Boy sitting by book shelf

Family Readathon Book List

Family Readathon readers have logged over 43,000 minutes and counting! We are blown away by everyone's commitment to reading for ...
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Join the 2022 Family Readathon!

Join the 2022 Family Readathon!

Kids, adults, families, students, schools…anyone who loves to read and wants to help improve children's literacy is welcome to join ...
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Christmas & Hanukkah - A Time of Stories

Christmas & Hanukkah – A Time of Stories

Stories from Two World Traditions Two of America's biggest holidays happen this month: Hanukkah and Christmas. While I've been celebrating ...
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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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Update: Impactful Giving with the CARES Act Ends 2021

Update: Impactful Giving with the CARES Act Ends 2021

Do you want to get a tax deduction, but don't want to itemize your return?  Well, this is the year ...
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Results of 2021 Central Texas Reading Survey

The 2021 Central Texas Reading Survey provides great insight into the lives of those in our community and shows us ...
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Top Tips for Book Lovers Q&A Advice from the Experts

Top Tips for Book Lovers Q&A Advice from the Experts

Porch.com recently reached out for advice from experts, like BookSpring, to provide book lovers with tips on various topics. This ...
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mother and baby reading together

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 benefits, ...
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Booktoberfest Champions Event

Booktoberfest Champions Event

Booktoberfest Champions Event celebrated families, individuals, or organizations that have supported BookSpring with either a cumulative annual gift of over ...
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Fall Day of Caring Books

Fall Day of Caring supports the Greater Austin Reading Coalition

Fall Day of Caring Fall Day of Caring is a day that embraces and celebrates volunteerism through a day of ...
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Girl in her Reading Nook

9 Tips for Creating an Affordable Home Reading Nook

For a young reader, having access to books is paramount. Research suggests that increasing the number of books available to ...
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Mother & daughter reading together

7 Ways Families Can Promote Early Literacy 

Research confirms that families play an essential role in promoting early literacy. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading daily ...
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Girl reading in library

Literacy Begins Early

Literacy Begins Early Literacy is the foundation of our lives! Our education begins when language, expression, and meaning meet between ...
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Father and son reading

Teachers Say Kids Need Books Right Now

One question that’s top of mind to everyone who has a child in school or works in a school is: ...
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Chart of Four Flows of CCC

How to Keep the Flow in 2021-2022

by Dr. Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director As we kick off this new year, our 48th of continuous operation, I’m ...
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Books For Me

Books for Me: Creating the Motivation to Read

Books for Me: Creating the Motivation to Read The research is clear: if you want children to become good readers, ...
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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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Emily

Navigating Change at BookSpring

by Dr. Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director Change. It’s the one thing we can’t prevent from happening. So, I report ...
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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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