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New Study on Book Gifting for Babies

By Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director The tradition of book gifting, which includes bookmobiles, little free libraries, organizations such as Reading is Fundamental and Reach Out and Read, and many other interventions and social programs have been studied… Read More

My Summer with BookSpring

By: Gauri Dhruva, BookSpringGo Volunteer  Signing up to be a Community Reader through BookSpring was a unique experience and I am very glad I got to be a part of it. I will admit that in the beginning,… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Literacy First

Literacy First is an esteemed AmeriCorps program in the Austin community. Since 1994, Literacy First has worked to ensure that children in Central Texas are successful readers before third grade. Not only do these AmeriCorps members provide intensive… Read More

Go: Building Communities with Books


By Mariela Rodriguez: BookSpringGo Director When children and youth reach their full potential, the community flourishes. A sense of community is the foundation by which many lives will be shaped across Central Texas. “It takes a village” or so… Read More

HACA Summer Read Alouds

Macy Wehman, of National Charity League, is pictured reading aloud at the Rosewood Apartment Community Center. Keeping the minds and bodies of families fed is part of the Housing Authority City of Austin’s mission this summer. Through partnerships… Read More