Wednesday, May 2, 2018

$120,000 in New Books for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Houston


Our Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue. More than 8,000 new books for children and young adult readers will be given out by the Houston Independent School District.

The books have a value of $120,000.

Thank you to Scholastic Book Fairs for making this donation possible!

Friday, April 13, 2018

6,000 Books for Children in Bridgeport, CT

Thank you to all the book donors and the great WRSI Radio team for making our 2018 "Fill the Book Bus" event a success!

We collected over 6,000 thousand children's books that are going to children in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

For the past decade, Reader to Reader’s Bridgeport Literacy Initiative has donated tens of thousands of new and used books to the children of Bridgeport.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

More iMac Computers Ready for Donation


We just got in a large supply of computers that we are ready to donate, including beautiful 27" iMacs!

Reader to Reader's Computer Donation Program donates new computers, tablets and e-readers, and refurbished Dell and Apple computers to schools with strong need for access to technology.

Computer labs have been built in New York City, on the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Nation, western Massachusetts, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, and Trinidad & Tobago.

New computers, including laptop and desktop computers, tablets and e-readers, are reserved for schools and projects already participating in Reader to Reader programs.

Used computers have been refurbished and are completely ready to run right out of the box.

"Thank you for our wonderful computers in our film class and computer lab. The donation has made it possible to build and equip a computer and film lab. Every student and staff member will benefit from this generous donation."

--Navajo Pine High School, Navajo, New Mexico

Monday, March 5, 2018

18 Boxes of Books Arrive in Puerto Rico

"Eighteen boxes of donated children's and young adult books have finally made it to their new home at La Biblioteca Electronica in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Thanks to David Mazor and Reader to Reader for your super generous contribution to our book fair post Hurricane Maria. The young people of Lajas are sincerely grateful and totally overwhelmed with the warmth and generosity of people who chose to offer joy in the aftermath of destruction."
--Susan Nadathur
Lajas, Puerto Rico

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Books Arrive in Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief Effort


“I thank you so very much for your wonderful donation to help lift these spirits that were not destroyed but lost. It was a memorable experience to witness such a powerful storm, however it was not enough to blow away our spirits. Many of us picked up a book to pass the time, then another and another. Without electricity, the thirst for entertainment, knowledge, adventure sparked each morning as the sun rose.”
--Aluisa N. Irazany Ortiz and the students from Leonides Morales Rodriguez School
Lajas, Puerto Rico

Reader to Reader is pleased to help rebuild resources at Leonides Morales Rodriguez High School in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Susan Nadathur and Sita Nadathur came and selected hundreds of books from our inventory.

The hurricane relief project is in collaboration with Wethersfield High School, and their librarian Nella Szilagyi.

Monday, January 22, 2018

$200,000 Worth of Books for Mississippi Children

We are excited to kick off 2018 with a huge book donation of 20,000 children’s books for low-income children in Mississippi. The total value of the donation is roughly $200,000.
The books will be give out by Mississippi’s rural public libraries.
A very special thank you to publisher Home Grown Books for making this possible.