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Looking Ahead to 2020 and 20 Books in Central Texas homes

Display SMART Goals for the year

This coming “hindsite” year promises to be landmark one for BookSpring and for all the partners and families with children we serve. There is a reawakening about the importance of reading in our lives.  People are thinking about… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Toni O’Dowd

Volunteer Spotlight

Toni O’ Dowd is a retired elementary school principal from the Dallas area with over 15 years of educational experience. As a principal, she utilized books and story-time as a means of calming students having a difficult day…. Read More

Summer Reading Enriches Future Academic Success

It is no mystery that summer break can result in an exponential loss of academic skills or the “summer slide.” Research conducted by John Hopkins’ sociology Professor Karl Alexander shows that low-income youth suffer significantly from a loss… Read More

Home Grown Book Lovers

By: Natalia Mirkowicz A common misconception among families is that literacy education starts during the school years. Yet, research shows that starting to read and speak to newborns already begins to impact the way the brain develops and… Read More

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Erica H.

Erica Huff, owner of Wick Habit wants to make the world a better place or at least make it smell nicer. With a history of donating portions of her proceeds to local causes, Erica was inspired to create the“Rachel’s… Read More