How You Can Make A Difference

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Community Members

  • Volunteer
  • Donate gently used children’s books
  • Have a Free Little Library in front of your home
  • Attend events at your local library
  • Give books as gifts (baby showers, birthdays, holidays etc.)
  • Talk to children about what they are reading and your favorite books from childhood

Business Leaders

  • Allow employees to volunteer in classrooms during work hours
  • Organize a volunteer corps to work together to volunteer in classrooms
  • Host book drives for gently used children’s books
  • Post literacy tips and messages around the office (link?)
  • Host lunch and learn sessions about literacy
  • Allow parents flexibility to attend school conferences and activities during the school day
  • Encourage parents to enroll their children in summer programs
  • Encourage book clubs among employees
  • Sponsor scholarships for employee’s children to attend summer programs
  • Adopt a school or classroom to provide resources

Second grade girl holding back pack full of books

Community Organizations


  • Attend school conferences every semester
  • Read books with your children every day
    • Read to them
    • Have them read to you
    • If they are older, read the same books and talk about what you do and don’t like
  • Enroll children in summer programs (link?)
  • Talk to your children about your favorite books
  • Take your child to the library and sign up for cards together
  • Attend and/or volunteer at school literacy events
  • Put something about attendance
  • Donate books to your child’s classroom or school library