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Reac Across Austin art contest winning artwork

BookSpring announces winner of “Read Across Austin” art contest

Austin, Texas, October 15 – Artists, their families and friends joined BookSpring at Art on 5th to announce this year’s winner of their annual art ...
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Fall into a Good Book

Fall into a Good Book

Submitted by Altaira Wallquist I can’t ever remember not loving to read. My mom tells me that on the way home from my first day ...
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Being a Book Hero

Being a Book Hero

Submitted by: Austin Tharp, BookSpring Book Hero It all started when Mrs. Ayres, my after-school art teacher at Doss, told me about the BookSpring drawing ...
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Books Open World of Discovery for Grandchild

Books Open World of Discovery for Grandchild

Submitted by: Marty Kennedy, BookSpring Volunteer Remember when, as a child, you realized for the first time there was something beyond the limited world of ...
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Grandparents Instill Love of Reading

Grandparents Instill Love of Reading

Submitted by Kaye and Randy Patterson, Champions of BookSpring Being a Grandparent is great!! For many years as a parent, there was always the worry ...
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The Outstanding National Charity League

The Outstanding National Charity League

Submitted by Amanda Shaver, Volunteer Manager This summer, I was fortunate enough to be selected to take on the position of BookSpring’s volunteer manager.  As ...
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A Special Senior Moment

A Special Senior Moment

Submitted by: Mindy Gomillion, BookSpring Board Member Today is National Senior Citizens Day, a time to celebrate the wisdom and achievements of older people. We’d ...
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Junior League of Austin helps BookSpring Launch children into a World of Reading

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

Submitted by: Amanda Shaver, Volunteer Manager For the third consecutive year, The Junior League of Austin is donating $10,000 to BookSpring in support of the ...
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Book A Trip on RIF Airlines

Book A Trip on RIF Airlines

Submitted by Jill Gonzalez, Director of Programs Are you headed out of town this summer? Or are you having a staycation? Either way, make sure ...
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Summer Reading Program with BookSpring + AISD

Summer Reading Program with BookSpring + AISD

Submitted by Jill González Director of Programs  This year, Austin Independent School District (AISD) will hold summer library programs at 22 campuses. 13 of these ...
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Rotary Makes the World a Better Place - One Book and One Child at a Time

Rotary Makes the World a Better Place – One Book and One Child at a Time

Submitted by Mary Reynolds, Rotary Club of Austin The Rotary Club of Austin and its members love to do book drives for BookSpring because they ...
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Celebrate Seuss!

Celebrate Seuss!

Submitted by Heather Stephens, Librarian, McBee Elementary At McBee Elementary we have had great success coordinating one of our week-long Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) distributions ...
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At the Library

At the Library

Submitted By Tara Hall, Director of Finance My daughter Sara is now in her 20’s but I will always cherish the years when she was ...
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Bookspring Storybook Heroes Luncheon (2013)

Bookspring Storybook Heroes Luncheon (2013)

BookSpring's Inaugural Storybook Heroes Luncheon Concludes with a Storybook Ending Rep. Mark Strama, Texas House of Representatives, Keynote Speaker Judge Amy Clark Meachum 201st Judicial ...
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BookSpring’s Read-A-Thon at O. Henry Middle School

BookSpring’s Read-A-Thon at O. Henry Middle School

Submitted By Sara Stevenson, Librarian at O. Henry Middle School “I don’t want you to participate in the Read-A-Thon,” says Dana Phillips, eighth grade English ...
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Congressman John Carter to Read to Children at Lone Star Circle of Care Clinic

Congressman John Carter to Read to Children at Lone Star Circle of Care Clinic

On Thursday, August 9th, Congressman John Carter will read to a waiting room full of children in support of Reach Out and Read (ROR), a ...
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Spotlight: Howdy Honda General Manager, Cliff Collier

Spotlight: Howdy Honda General Manager, Cliff Collier

The future of this country relies on our youth. On the most basic level, a person that cannot read will always be dependent on someone ...
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2012 Read-A-Thon Results Are In!

2012 Read-A-Thon Results Are In!

The results are in for the 2012 “Book A Trip” Read-A-Thon sponsored by Howdy Honda! The competition was fierce, and the results from the top ...
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Little Beans Book Drive and Fox News 7

Little Beans Book Drive and Fox News 7

Thanks to Little Beans for choosing BookSpring as the non-profit of the month. Stop by and visit our friends at http://www.lilgreenbeans.com/, shop and drop off ...
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BookSpring Announces Top School for 2011 Read-A-Thon

BookSpring Announces Top School for 2011 Read-A-Thon

Bridge Point Elementary awarded Reading Trophy recognizing students who raised over $24,000 and read 381,000 pages during 2011 BookSpring Read-A-Thon On Tuesday March 22, BookSpring ...
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Wonderful "Read-A-Thon" stories

Wonderful “Read-A-Thon” stories

Every year I am touched by the wonderful stories I hear about the Read-A-Thon and the amazing activities taking place in our schools to encourage ...
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BookSpring featured as KUT’s Get Involved Nonprofit

BookSpring is honored to be featured this month by KUT Austin! watch KUT's Get Involved: BookSpring Thanks to our friends at I Live Here, I ...
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Papa Noel and Austin Rotary Clubs Sponsor Book Drive

Papa Noel and Austin Rotary Clubs Sponsor Book Drive

Wow! The Rotary Clubs all over Austin are partnering with Papa Noel Christmas Trees to collect donated gently used children's books! BookSpring will place donated ...
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Catch Sylvan Learning's Crystal Cotti discussing Early Literacy and BookSpring

Catch Sylvan Learning’s Crystal Cotti discussing Early Literacy and BookSpring

Crystal Cotti from Sylvan Learning appeared on FOX News 7 and discusses the issues facing our community. Thanks Crystal for featuring BookSpring and our work ...
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Rotarians Sponsor Book Drive at Papa Noel Christmas Trees

Rotarians Sponsor Book Drive at Papa Noel Christmas Trees

This holiday season the Austin area Rotary clubs are partnering with Papa Noel Christmas trees and the Austin Optimist Club to collect gently used children's ...
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Howdy Honda Sponsors 2011 Read-A-Thon

Howdy Honda Sponsors 2011 Read-A-Thon

BookSpring Announces 2011 Read-A-Thon Sponsors Howdy Honda returns as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2011 Read-A-Thon.  As presenting sponsor, Howdy Honda  has supported the community wide event benefitting ...
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BookSpring Events Kick Off 2010 Read-A-Thon

BookSpring Events Kick Off 2010 Read-A-Thon

Local dignitaries and community leaders will dust off their favorite children’s books to showcase the importance of reading during the BookSpring Read-In while students at ...
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BookSpring Covered in The Statesman On Philanthropy

BookSpring Covered in The Statesman On Philanthropy

Turkey Trot raises $200,000 for Caritas This year's ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving raised a record $200,000 for Caritas of Austin thanks to a ...
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BookSpring Announces Winner of 2010 Read-A-Thon Art Contest

BookSpring Announces Winner of 2010 Read-A-Thon Art Contest

Chaaru Deb, an eighth grader at Kealing Middle School, submitted the winning drawing for BookSpring’s 2010 Read-A-Thon Art Contest. Deb’s artwork will be featured on ...
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