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Father and son reading togetherGet books mailed directly to your home.

Families living with one or more children age 12 and under who own less than 20 children’s books can apply to get FREE books mailed directly to your home thanks to the Books Beginning at Birth program. Please apply today if you agree to read aloud with your children at least once a day!

What does BookSpring Direct provide?

Families will receive a package of books and materials and activities designed to enhance reading motivation and interest. Parents and caregivers are invited to opt into weekly BookSpring text messages for tips, downloadable books, and other free resources to promote reading at home.

How do I apply?

You can call (512) 472 1791 x 102 to request books, or you can apply online.  Once in the system you may received books up to six time per year.  Please do not complete the form more than once – if you need to change/update the information, please email or call us. Access the application below.

Supplies are limited, and not all applications will be able to be filled, but you can always access our digital books online anytime. 

Your family is eligible if you live in any of the following counties:

Anderson County | Angelina County | Aransas County | Atascosa County | Bastrop County | Bee County | Bell County | Bexar County | Bosque County | Bowie County | Brazoria County | Brazos County | Brewster County | Brooks County | Brown County | Burleson County | Burnet County | Caldwell County | Calhoun County | Cameron County | Camp County | Cass County | Castro County | Chambers County | Cherokee County | Coleman County | Collin County | Comal County | Cooke County | Coryell County | Cottle County | Crosby County | Dallas County | Dawson County | Delta County | Denton County | DeWitt County | Dickens County | Donley County | Eastland County | Ector County | El Paso County | Ellis County | Erath County | Falls County | Fannin County | Fisher County | Fort Bend County | Franklin County | Galveston County | Gonzales County | Gray County | Grayson County | Gregg County | Grimes County | Hale County | Hall County | Hardin County | Harris County | Harrison County | Haskell County | Hays County | Henderson County | Hidalgo County | Hill County | Hockley County | Hopkins County | Howard County | Hunt County | Jasper County | Jefferson County | Jim Hogg County | Johnson County | Jones County | Karnes County | Kaufman County | Kerr County | Kleberg County | La Salle County | Lamar County | Lamb County | Lavaca County | Lee County | Liberty County | Limestone County | Llano County | Loving County | Lubbock County | Madison County | Marion County | Matagorda County | Maverick County | McLennan County | Medina County | Milam County | Montgomery County | Morris County | Motley County | Nacogdoches County | Navarro County | Newton County | Nueces County | Orange County | Palo Pinto County | Polk County | Potter County | Presidio County | Reeves County | Robertson County | Rusk County | Sabine County | San Augustine County | San Jacinto County | San Patricio County | San Saba County | Shelby County | Smith County | Somervell County | Starr County | Stephens County | Tarrant County | Taylor County | Terry County | Titus County | Tom Green County | Travis County | Trinity County | Tyler County | Val Verde County | Van Zandt County | Victoria County | Walker County | Waller County | Washington County | Webb County | Wharton County | Wichita County | Wilbarger County | Willacy County | Williamson County | Wilson County | Wise County | Wood County | Zapata County | Zavala County

Also, your application will be prioritized if you qualify for any of the following programs:

The Federal Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program, Woman, Infant and Children (WIC), Texas Unemployment Compensation, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Section 8 (HCV) or other Housing Assistance.

If you do not qualify for these programs, you may still apply, and we might be able to send you books.

Questions? Contact communications@bookspring.org Families with teenagers at home are encouraged to reach out to their schools and tell them to contact jessy@bookspring.org to become a partner to provide YA/teen books to their students.

Check out BookSpring’s Weekly Themes to access FREE digital books and activities for kids ages 3-8.

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