Mission & Vision

Our Story

Sharing a Love of Learning

We create transformative experiences between adults and children through reading and reading aloud, working through partnerships in healthcare, education, and community.

Theory of Change



BookSpring provides reading experiences, tools, and books to children and their families so they can develop a desire to read and succeed in school and life.


BookSpring’s vision is a community where all children have the opportunity to become literate.


For over 40 years, BookSpring has been providing a critical role in closing the early literacy gap in Central Texas. Grown out of the work of two acclaimed national organizations, Read Out and Read and Reading Is Fundamental, BookSpring was created out of a merger of the two local affiliates in 2008, and has continued to combine the best practices of these two approaches tailored to suit the unique character of Central Texas. Through schools, childcare centers, medical clinics, and community partners, we reach an average of 40,000 children with over 140,000 books each year. We provide hundreds of hours of motivational activities to children through our program partners and volunteers, increasing the parent’s motivation to read aloud and the child’s motivation to learn to read. Through access to books and training on how to engage with words and content, we aim to inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Our Shared Values

As a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, inclusive organization, we value:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Diversity and Community
  • Collaboration
  • Education

Financials And Annual Reports

Follow this link to download our 990s, Audited Financial Statements, and our Annual Reports.