Mission & Vision

Our Story

Mission

BookSpring builds early literacy in children and families through healthcare, education, and the community.

Vision

A world of families reading and succeeding together.

SMART Goals for the Current Year

Between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, BookSpring will achieve the following milestones:

115,000 individual child engagements
55%
162,000 distributed books
60%
2,250 total volunteer placements
59%
Progress as of 12/31/2017.

History

Founded as a grassroots organization in 1974, BookSpring has been providing a critical role in closing the early literacy gap in Central Texas ever since. Grown out of merger of the local affiliates of two nationally acclaimed literacy organizations, Reach Out and Read and Reading Is Fundamental, BookSpring became a distinctly unique non-profit in 2008. It has continued to combine the best practices of these two research-based approaches adapted to suit the specific character and needs of the people of Central Texas. Through healthcare providers, schools, and community partners, we support over one hundred thousand child engagements with books for ownership annually. We provide tens of thousands of hours of motivational activities to children through our program partners and volunteers, increasing the parent’s awareness of the importance of reading aloud, and child’s intrinsic motivation and reading skills, and the number of books in the home. Through access to books, promotional events, and information on how to engage families in the world through written and spoken language, 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.