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Amplify BookSpring

Amplify Austin Day 2020

Amplify Austin Day is only days away! March 5th – March 6th at 6:00 PM A little can go a long way when we get ...
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Emily Ball Cicchini

Executive Director Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

We are celebrating Emily Ball Cicchini's five-year anniversary at BookSpring! She joined BookSpring in February 2015 and is proud of all that we, as a ...
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2020 Readathon:  Read a Book, Own the Galaxy!

2020 Readathon: Read a Book, Own the Galaxy!

Awards Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's BookSpring Readathon event. We had over 1,117 student readers representing 20 schools read more than ...
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Out of this Galaxy Reading List

Out of this Galaxy Reading List

Check out this out of this galaxy must read list! This list is sure to inspire children to explore the wonders of the universe. Parents ...
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The 2019 Central Texas Reading Survey

The 2019 Central Texas Reading Survey

BookSpring’s 2019 Central Texas Reading Survey offers insight into the state of reading in Central Texas and early literacy efforts in our community. The survey ...
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Literati Book

Literati changes lives, one book at a time.

Literati is the book club that makes it easy to find unique and interesting books for kids ages 0-12. Each Literati box contains five, age-appropriate ...
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Lorena Koppel Volunteer

Community Connections Resource Fair

By Lorena Koppel: Volunteer I had an awesome time representing BookSpring this weekend at the Community Connections Resource Fair, sponsored by Austin Energy! The fair ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Shaver

Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Shaver

BookSpring is comprised of passionate individuals with a strong connection to all things book or literacy related. Amanda Shaver worked for BookSpring for little over ...
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Escape into a World of Fantasy

Escape into a World of Fantasy

By Lorena Koppel: Volunteer If you're looking for a quick escape from the real world, we've got you covered. Here's a batch of some of some ...
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When you own the book you own the stage

Future work for 20 Books in Central Texas homes

by Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director This coming "hindsite is 20/20" year promises to be landmark one for BookSpring and for all the partners and ...
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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Toni O’Dowd

Toni O' Dowd is a retired elementary school principal from the Dallas area with over 15 years of educational experience. As a principal, she utilized ...
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Summer Reading Enriches Future Academic Success

Summer Reading Enriches Future Academic Success

It is no mystery that summer break can result in an exponential loss of academic skills or the “summer slide.” Research conducted by John Hopkins’ ...
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A full set of Harry Potter Books

How Long Will I Love Harry Potter? Always.

By Ashley Haustein Like many 30-year-olds, I grew up loving Harry Potter. The magical Hogwarts castle, professors who could turn into cats, and flying broomsticks ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Erica H.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Erica H.

Erica Huff, owner of Wick Habit wants to make the world a better place or at least make it smell nicer. With a history of donating ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Rachel M.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Rachel M.

Rachel McElroy and her husband Griffin host a weekly podcast called Wonderful. Listeners are encouraged to write in with items of enthusiasm such as movies, television, ...
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2019 Readathon: Monster Readers

2019 Readathon: Monster Readers

Thank you! 2019 Monster Readers was a roaring success! Cheers to the over 1,400 readers and 2,500 reading sponsors who raised over $140,000 to help ...
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Reading is Complex: And That's Good!

Reading is Complex: And That’s Good!

by Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director Reading isn't simple. I am noticing more discussion lately in education circles about reading and complexity. By complexity, we ...
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Children’s Book Recommendations for Mardi Gras!

Children’s Book Recommendations for Mardi Gras!

By: AuntieCam, Guest Blogger  As March gets underway, many communities will celebrate Fat Tuesday, the last day before the Christian season of Lent.  Those in ...
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Partner Spotlight: CommUnityCare North Central

Partner Spotlight: CommUnityCare North Central

It is never too early to share books with your baby. Reading to babies immerses them in sounds, rhythms, and rhymes building language and early ...
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The New Faces of Children’s books

The New Faces of Children’s books

By: Ashley Hawes, JLA Volunteer As the world grows increasingly smaller due to connectivity through the internet and global travel, children’s books should represent the ...
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Librarians are Superheroes

Librarians are Superheroes

Dobie Pre-Kindergarten Librarian Alexia Haywood, in front of her newest bulletin board, holding two of her favorite books. By: Kara Hooper/ Guest Blogger  “Oh, I ...
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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 “Auntie” to many children, I ...
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Diverse Book Wish List

Diverse Book Wish List

Do you want to contribute books to our mission? You can! Purchase these books from our 20 books by 2020 advocates BookPeople or Half Price ...
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Celebrating diversity with children’s books

Celebrating diversity with children’s books

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month, we are hosting a community-wide book drive that exemplifies diverse characters reflective of ...
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Horseback riding improves reading skills

Horseback riding improves reading skills

By: Nicky and Sam Ellis - Guest Bloggers of Horse Foals Man and horse have shared a strong bond for thousands of years. Horses are very friendly ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Liam H.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Liam H.

Liam H. held a book drive for our literacy programs in lieu of presents for his 11th birthday party. Thanks to his friends at St. Austin ...
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Book drives give back to your host city

Book drives give back to your host city

Mariela Rodriguez/Communications Director Over the last three years, we have been recipients of book drives held by several professional meetings, events, or conferences engaging their ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Barbara M.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Barbara M.

Barbara Mott is the librarian at Rodriguez Elementary. After years of working as an educator, this bibliophile had a change of heart. Barbara opted to ...
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Building meaningful bonds through books

Building meaningful bonds through books

GO programs engaging caregivers and children through motivational activities in read alouds and book giveaways.  This holiday season curl up with the family and some ...
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Celebrating the Giving Season with Book People

Celebrating the Giving Season with Book People

The giving season kicked off with Book People featuring BookSpring in its annual Giving Guide. This year they are featuring organizations whose missions they connected ...
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