Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time For Our Annual Spring Book Extravaganza!

Samuel Karlin, principal of Chicopee’s Belcher Elementary School, came in during school vacation to help us prepare for our annual Spring Book Extravaganza, where we will be giving out thousands of free books for K-12 schools.

Each spring we give out over 15,000 new children's books from a wide variety of publishers to schools and outreach programs in the cities of Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee and West Springfield, Massachusetts.

This book giveaway is made possible through the generous support of the F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc., the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, and Chicopee Savings Bank. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Donating Children's Books in Guyana

Reader to Reader is pleased to work with the U.S Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program in Guyana to distribute hundreds of children’s books.

The recent book donation benefited 140 families in three villages.

Reader to Reader's book and computer donations aid projects in 17 countries.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Read, Think, Share Results Presented at Literacy Essentials Conference

Last weekend, our Director of Mentoring Programs, Dennis Quinn, presented results from our Read, Think, Share mentoring program at the 9th annual Literacy Essentials Conference at Central Connecticut State University.

Students working with Read, Think, Share mentors report increases in reading persistence and comprehension, along with stronger writing skills.  Most importantly, the program makes reading and writing a daily habit.

One student Dennis featured in the poster said, “This class has improved my reading. It has made me more interested in books, and I've been reading a lot more because of this class. I've read about six books and am still reading more.”

It's all made possible by our amazing crew of mentors!