Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision


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


A world of families reading and succeeding together.


Learn more about how BookSpring is closing the 30 million word gap in children living in low-income homes.

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
162,000 distributed books
2,250 total volunteer placements
Progress as of 5/1/2018.


Founded as a grassroots organization in 1974, BookSpring has been providing a critical role in closing the early literacy gap 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, and beyond. 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
  • Collaboration
  • Education

Financials and Annual Reports

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