Monday, June 29, 2015

Thank you to Bruce's Browser

We are always sad when a bookstore closes, but we are grateful to Bruce's Browser, Athol, Massachusetts, for donating all their books to us. 

The thousands of new books on a wide variety of topics will be going to the Navajo Nation library in Window Rock, Arizona. 

The Navajo Nation Library is the sole library serving the 27,000 square-mile Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Beyond el Campo Team Spends Summer in Costa Rica


This year’s Beyond el Campo team, Leonie Rauls, Melissa Martinez and Maria Vergara, arrived in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, where they taught their first English class at the public library.

“We taught them the body parts and played an interactive game of putting note cards with the body parts on someone's body. Then we sang the Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes song to reinforce what they had learned. “

About Beyond el Campo

Beyond el Campo, a project of Reader to Reader's Springboard Program, seeks to combat the issue of educational inequality in Costa Rica by providing essential tools and educational resources to inspire success. Its goals are to provide a public space that serves as a community center for learning and creative engagement; to equip that space with resources that connect students with their own passions and interests; and to offer educational programs and workshops open to the entire community.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Recording Spoken Word Poetry at Northfire Recording Studio


Teen mothers from Holyoke, MA, went to Northfire Studio to record their spoken word poetry on day 2 of our Athena Program.

The Athena Program works with teen mothers from Holyoke, MA, and combines personal literacy and family literacy with healthy eating and cooking.

The Athena Program is sponsored by Florence Bank and Northfire Recording Studio.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Athena Program Kicks Off 6th Year!


Day 1 of our 6th annual Athena Interactive Literacy Program kicked off with Chef Bill Collins demonstrating how to make homemade lemonade, and the versatility of the egg.


The Athena Program works with teen mothers from Holyoke, MA, and combines personal literacy and family literacy with healthy eating and cooking.

The Athena Program is sponsored by Florence Bank.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Books for Summer Reading on the Navajo Nation!


We are pleased to donate 2,056 new children’s books for summer reading for kids in the Gallup-McKinley County School District.

"Thank you so much for the wonderful books for Elementary students. We received them in time to send them home to students for summer reading. I cannot express enough how precious these books are to our community and how much they are appreciated!"

-Cindi Tah
Library Media and Assessment Specialist
Gallup McKinley County Schools
Gallup, NM

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Visiting Schools in New Mexico


Our recent trip to New Mexico took us to schools on the Navajo Nation and in Albuquerque, where we are expanding our Read, Think, Share mentoring program, and our book and computer donations. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Giving Out Books on the Navajo Nation


St. Michael High School students in St. Michaels, Arizona (the capital of the Navajo Nation). were thrilled that they could each take home a few books donated by Reader to Reader today. One student told me how excited she was to have something to read over the summer, since she loves reading and was almost out of things to read. A group of freshmen traded book recommendations and bargained with each other over who could borrow which book in what order. Another student was very excited to take home a beautiful book of photos from National Geographic. A student who just returned from a mission trip to the Philippines chose to take home "Mountains Beyond Mountains," about Dr. Paul Farmer's efforts to provide health care in Haiti.