Friday, March 27, 2009

$36,000 in Textbooks Heading to Mississippi

Reader To Reader is pleased to announce that Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi will be receiving an additional $36,000 worth of the textbook, Basic Mathematics.

The donation is on top of $6,000 worth of Basic Mathematics that were donated this past summer. The brand-new textbooks are being made available for donation by the author, Steve Slavin.

“This book is so good, and has gotten such a response from students and teachers that we want as many copies as we can get,” Prof. Demetria White says. “It’s very detailed and it a very good resource book. We want to thank Reader To Reader and Dr. Slavin for making this donation possible.”

Founded in 1869, Tougaloo College is a private, historically African-American, liberal arts institution, accessible to all persons regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion or creed.

Tougaloo College played a very active role during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. “Tougaloo College’s leadership, courage in opening its campus to the Freedom Riders and other Civil Rights workers and leaders, and its bravery in supporting a movement whose time had come, helped to change the economic, political and social fabric of the state of Mississippi and the nation.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Americans Enjoy Reading!

Dear Reader To Reader,

Reading the books you donated has been a big part of each day for the children at the Center for New Americans classroom!

We even have a 9-month-old boy and 2 one-year-old girls who really enjoy the infant and toddler books.

Parents have taken books home for their families too!

Thank you so much!


Kathleen Hasbrouck
The Center for New Americans
Northampton, MA

(The Center for New Americans (CNA) is a community-based education and resource center that provides immigrants and refugees in Hampshire and Franklin Counties with education and resources to learn English, become involved members of their communities and obtain tools necessary for economic independence. CNA has locations in Amherst, Greenfield and Northampton. Services include English classes (ESOL), family literacy activities, computer-skills education, citizenship support, employment training, volunteer tutoring, and information and referral services.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Book Extravaganza in the Works!

The second annual Spring Book Extravaganza is coming soon!

Reader To Reader will be giving away 15,000 children’s books to school children in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield and West Springfield, MA. The books are for children ages 4-8 and feature a wide assortment of traditional folktales from China.

Last year’s Spring Book Extravaganza was a big hit and featured books for grades 4-8. This year we are pleased to donate books for younger ages.

The books are made possible by Better Link Press, First Book, and program sponsors Comcast, Chicopee Savings Bank and Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP.

Friday, March 13, 2009

We weren't expecting another shipment!

Dear Reader To Reader,

We wanted to thank you again for all of the wonderful books you sent us. We weren't expecting another shipment, but were so happy when we saw the boxes of books!

Thank you again--we'll have lots of fun reading all of these new books.


The Kids of Limestone Community School
Limestone, Maine

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our School Has Not Been Able to Place an Order For Books in Years

Dear Reader To Reader,

Thank you so much! Our school has not been able to place an order for books in years. The students will be so happy with the new books.

Thank you.


Rachel Bouhanda
Library Media Specialist
Garfield Elementary School
Revere, MA