News & Events

Scroll down for a timeline of important news and events about our Storybook Heroes, Readathon, and other happenings across our network of early literacy friends.

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 Zoom! RSVP, and we will ...
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Amplify Austin Day 2020

Amplify BookSpring
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
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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2021 Family Readathon

2021 Family Readathon
Awards Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Family Readathon event. We had over 547 Teams and Solo Readathoners read more than 161,750 ...
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Lorena Koppel Volunteer
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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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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SaulPaul
Photo by: LenzMazter Studios Austin’s early literacy advocates step up to provide “Happily Ever After’s” for local children. Community and business leaders raised over $112,000 in ...
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Read-A-Thon Art Contest Winner 2018
The Girls’ School of Austin Art Director Nancy Hoover and Caroline “Coco” Sutherland During the fall, BookSpring launched its annual search for the 2018 Read-A-Thon logo ...
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Go for the gold: 2018 Read-A-Thon!
This year, go for the gold! Gold Medal Readers is the theme of 2018 Read-A-Thon kicking off January 22nd through February 4th. Impacting the community ...
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Targeting Summer Slide with New Program
By BookSpringEd Director  Photos by Tyler Schmitt / The Mill Photography BookSpring is excited to announce the launch of Summer Success, a new full-scale program designed ...
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HACA Summer Read Alouds

HACA Summer Read Alouds
Macy Wehman, of National Charity League, is pictured reading aloud at the Rosewood Apartment Community Center. Keeping the minds and bodies of families fed is ...
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Parent Book Club Trainer of Trainers
BookSpring will host a Parent Book Club training by appointment. The experts at BookSpring have offered Parent Book Clubs for over 15 years. Now, we ...
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Book People summer kickoff!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 17th! Book People, Austin Allies, AISD, and BookSpring are kicking off the summer reading season! Join the First Zilker ...
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Book Swap Party Sat June 10
Are books piling up on your shelves — or in your garage? Clear them out and join us for a Book Swap Party! A book swap is ...
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Kickoff the Summer with Free Music and Fun!
Parents, caregivers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents: BookSpring wants you and your family to celebrate readers of all ages and get ready for your summer reading ...
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Luncheon2017
BookSpring hosted its annual luncheon on April 21 at the Westwood Country Club. Its charming early 1900’s architecture, hand painted ceiling, and Mexican title floors ...
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Pollyanna Theatre presents All Aboard!
Pollyanna Theatre Company and BookSpring have partnered up again!  Pollyanna's current show, All Aboard, is great for children of 18 months to 4 years of age.  All Aboard, ...
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GAAMBK
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 ...
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2017 Read-A-Thon rocks!

2017 Read-A-Thon rocks!
Greater Austin area students get Wild About Reading for the 2017 Read-A-Thon! With over 40 schools participating, the Read-A-Thon participation rates have increased tenfold since its launch in 2006 ...
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2017 BookSpring Benefit Luncheon
11:30 am to 1:00 pm April 21, 2017 A Spring Tradition: BookSpring's Benefit Luncheon We raised nearly $20,000 for BookSpring's programs and services. Thank you ...
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CTX gets Wild About Reading!
Engaging and activating young minds to think philanthropically BookSpring’s Read-A-Thon encourages community service and sharing the joy of book ownership with children in our community ...
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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 ...
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Read-A-Thon Wrap Ups

Read-A-Thon Wrap Ups
Thanks to all who participated in the 2016 Read-A-Thon! Batty about Books was another successful year for our annual event that motivates young readers to ...
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2020 Readathon
READ A BOOK, OWN THE GALAXY  Congratulations to our winner Megan O. from The Girls' School of Austin, Middle School! Congratulations also to finalists Amelie ...
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Lynda Johnson Robb to speak at 2015 Storybook Heroes Luncheon
We are excited to announce that our 2015 Storybook Heroes Luncheon...in the Hundred Acre Wood will feature guest speaker Lynda Johnson Robb. Join us for ...
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Art Contest Winner 2015

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The winner of the 2015 Read-A-Thon Logo Art Contest is... Hanna R. from The Girls' School of Austin! Calling all young artists for the 2015 ...
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Read-A-Thon brings joy of reading
Submitted by Shelley Renee, Read-A-Thon Program Manager As I drive around the Austin area visiting schools to promote the 2014 Read-A-Thon I hear so many ...
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BookSpring program celebrates 40 years in Austin
Austin, Texas, September 11 – Lynda Johnson Robb and Catherine Robb joined local librarians to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) ...
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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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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
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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