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My Brother’s Keeper Book Giveaway

Greater Austin Area My Brother’s Keeper (GAAMBK) is an offshoot of the national movement My Brother’s Keeper. The initiative, created by former President Barack Obama, addresses the challenges that young men of color face. The GAAMBK initiative kicked off on March 8, 2015 at SXSWedu. This initiative is a collaboration among city, county, ...
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Building Home Libraries in Del Valle

Building Home Libraries in Del Valle

BookSpring’s goal is to help each child we serve have 20 books in their home by the year 2020. We would like to highlight one of our partners that is already actively providing books to their children to make sure this goal is met. We are so thrilled to partner ...
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Leadership in the Healthcare Community

Leadership in the Healthcare Community

BookSpring's Clinics & Health Partner Manager Cynthia Ivey was elected as Vice President of Community Partnerships of The Community Health Champions Alumni Leadership Committee for 2017. Community Health Champions is an initiative by Central Health to bring together diverse and informed community members from across Travis County to learn about, discuss, ...
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Trainings available via Region 13

Trainings available via Region 13

Our communities are strongest when we build them in ways that ensure the well being of all residents. BookSpring meets our clients where they are, through our community partners. BookSpring trainers are certified through the Texas Trainer Registry (Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System). They equip childcare professionals, teachers, parent ...
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Thank you for helping make a difference!

Thank you for helping make a difference!

There is something almost magical about encountering a book you simply cannot put down. A book that leaves you longing for answers  of what lies ahead for the hero or heroine of the story. A book with such an enthralling story that your way of viewing the world is completely ...
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HACA lunch and learn initiative

HACA lunch and learn initiative

By Amanda Shaver On Fridays this summer, BookSpring collaborated with the Housing Authority for the City of Austin (HACA) to provide books and story times for the children who attended the HACA/Capital Area Food Bank’s summer meal program. Spending this time with the kids ended up being one of the ...
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Quotes on Reading

Quotes on Reading

"Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different." — Steven Pinker A house without books is like a room without windows. — Heinrich Mann ...
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