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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 inspirational and important books can be. A special thank you for helping launch The Must Read Series for kids, which features book recommendations by kids ...
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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 inspirational and important books can be. These middle schoolers launched the Must Read Series for kids. These are book recommendations by kids for kids and ...
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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 aprendiendo, o alguien a quien le importa que los niños tengan acceso a los recursos de lectura incluso durante el cierre de la escuela, estamos ...
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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 someone who cares about children having uninterrupted access to reading resources even during school closures - we are here to support you. Luckily, many education ...
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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 in reaching deep into our communities in Central Texas and delivering on our mission of distributing books and promoting literacy for our kids and families ...
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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 blog. This week the spotlight is on Clare Bresnan! She joined the BookSpring team August 2018 as the Book and Supply Manager. Clare spent twenty-five ...
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Unite for Literacy Wash Your Hands Digital Book

BookSpring Recommends Unite For Literacy

Parents and caregivers looking for wonderful non-fiction and board-book style e-books will be thrilled by Unite for Literacy's free browser-based platform, where all you need to enter is a zip code to access a library full of digital books ...
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BookSpring Recommends Storyweaver

BookSpring Recommends Storyweaver

Are you looking for thousands of free books to read, sorted by age and topic, and available in dozens of languages?  Then look no further that Storyweaver.  Read three books without signing in, then register with an email to access the entire library of books, created by people all over ...
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Digital Libraries

BookSpring Recomienda Bibliotecas Digitales para Niños

English Translation  Gracias a la digitalización de libros, las familias pueden acceder una variedad de títulos desde su hogar. Hay muchas colecciones de libros infantiles de calidad y aclamados. Con los siguientes recursos, las familias pueden ampliar su acceso a su literatura. Aquí hay tres bibliotecas digitales  para niños: International ...
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Digital Libraries

BookSpring Recommends Free Digital Libraries for Children

Spanish Translation Thanks to the digitization of books, families can access a range of titles without leaving the comforts of home.  There are many free online collections that feature a number of quality and acclaimed children’s books.  With the following resources, families can broaden their access their literature with the ...
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Partner Spotlight: Our H-E-B

Partner Spotlight: Our H-E-B

Amidst a great amount of change and uncertainty throughout the current public health crisis, we’d like to shine a spotlight on one of our partners who has gone above and beyond to serve and meet the immediate needs of Texans: H-E-B. Last year, BookSpring and H-E-B partnered together to bring ...
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Storybook Heroes

Storybook Heroes

The Storybook Heroes Awards Luncheon has been postponed. Stay tuned for an announcement for a new fall date - same time, same place, same fabulous event. Friday May 1, 2020 has been cancelled.  You can still play the BookSpring Smart TV Raffle!  BookSpring needs to raise $22,000 by June 1 ...
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Loving Literacy as an AmeriCorps Member

Loving Literacy as an AmeriCorps Member

My name is Dana Silverman, and I joined the BookSpring team in March of 2020!  I’ll be helping to develop the volunteer program over the next year, and I am super excited to help fulfill BookSpring’s mission of building early literacy in children and families through healthcare (Rx), education (Ed), ...
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BookSpring Smart TV Time Raffle

BookSpring Smart TV Time Raffle

Raffle Description: All BookSpring Smart TV Time Raffle proceeds will help us deliver books to the right children in Central Texas right in their homes. BookSpring needs to raise $22,000 by June 30, 2020 in order to deliver books directly to children who were expecting to receive them this Spring ...
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BookSpring Recommends The Fable Cottage

BookSpring Recommends The Fable Cottage

Free Bi-lingual Audio Books for Children BookSpring recommends that kids and families interested in reading diverse and multicultural stories try the audio enhanced classic children's story site The Fable Cottage While BookSpring recommends starting with print books for all infants and toddlers, digital and audio books can also help emerging ...
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Accesa el Internet gratis durante COVID-19

The English translation can be found here.  Durante el brote de Covid-19, BookSpring quiere que todas las familias puedan accesar el internet fácilmente. El acceso es importante para continuar la educación infantil durante este período de auto-cuarentena. Muchas empresas afiliadas están actualizando rápidamente cuentas y páginas de la red con ...
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Access Free Internet during COVID-19

The Spanish translation can be found here.  During the Covid-19 outbreak, BookSpring wants to make sure all families can easily access the internet. Online resources are vital fresoucesor continuing childhood education during this period of self-quarantine. Many affiliated enterprises are swiftly updating accounts and webpages with new videos, e-books, and ...
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The Very Quiet Cricket inspires student to never give up

The Very Quiet Cricket inspires student to never give up

Students from Gorzycki Middle School help to remind all Central Texas families how inspirational and important books at home are for children’s futures! By: Alexandra D. (6th Grade) When I was little, my favorite book was The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle. My favorite character was the stinkbug because ...
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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 together and give  for Amplify Austin Day! You will have 24-hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 6:00 PM on March ...
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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 board, staff, partners, and volunteers, have accomplished together. In Emily’s words, “…this organization is truly a collaborative labor of love for hundreds of very committed ...
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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 566,681 minutes combined. Top Schools Overall Most Raised Gullet Elementary School $26,068.28 raised Most Minutes Read Galindo Elementary School 80,170 minutes read Top Classes Overall ...
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