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Books Beginning at Birth launches companion B3 Books App

Books Beginning at Birth launches companion B3 Books App

We are overjoyed to introduce the B3 Books App, a groundbreaking resource for fostering early literacy and a love for ...
Come Celebrate With Us at the NBAA Conference - A Journey of Books and Hearts United!

Come Celebrate With Us at the NBAA Conference – A Journey of Books and Hearts United!

We at BookSpring are thrilled to extend a heartfelt invitation to join us at the National Book Access Association (NBAA) ...
Staff Spotlight: Ana Krueger, Administrative Assistant

Staff Spotlight: Ana Krueger, Administrative Assistant

What is your job title at BookSpring and what does it mean to you? My role as an Administrative Assistant ...
Addressing the Urgent Need for Reading and Literacy Supports in Texas

Addressing the Urgent Need for Reading and Literacy Supports in Texas

The state of Texas grapples with significant challenges in literacy and education, particularly among low-income, black, brown, and rural children ...
Reading Milestones: Honoring Achievements and Fostering a Love for Reading

Reading Milestones: Honoring Achievements and Fostering a Love for Reading

Why Celebrate Reading Milestones? Reading milestones are important moments to acknowledge and celebrate within a family. Recognizing and rewarding reading ...
BookSpring Wins Nonprofit Impact Award at Greater Austin Business Awards

BookSpring Wins Nonprofit Impact Award at Greater Austin Business Awards

Exciting news! BookSpring is honored to have received the Nonprofit Impact Award at the Greater Austin Business Awards, hosted by ...
Staff Spotlight: Idali Reyes, Partner Manager

Staff Spotlight: Idali Reyes, Partner Manager

What is your job title at BookSpring and what does it mean to you? My role as a Partner Manager ...
BookSpring Celebrates Winning the 2023 Library of Congress Literacy Award

BookSpring Celebrates Winning the 2023 Library of Congress Literacy Award

We are thrilled to share the incredible news that BookSpring has been honored as a 2023 Literacy Awards Winner by ...
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Results from the 2023 Texas Reading Survey

BookSpring's annual Texas Reading Survey analyzes reading trends, attitudes, and behaviors in Texas households. These results will help us better ...
Young Philanthropists Anushka and Caroline: Making a Big Impact

Young Philanthropists Anushka and Caroline: Making a Big Impact

Two young souls are making a big difference in the world of literacy. Anushka Godambe, a senior at Westlake High ...
Staff Spotlight: Jessy Morris, Logistics Manager

Staff Spotlight: Jessy Morris, Logistics Manager

What is your job title at BookSpring and what does it mean to you? I am the Logistics Manager which ...
Books Beginning at Birth Program Celebrates Progress

Books Beginning at Birth Program Celebrates Progress

Aug 1, 2023 - In the past year, the Books Beginning at Birth program, offered in collaboration with BookSpring and ...
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The Power of Home Libraries: Closing the Achievement Gap Through Book Gifting Programs

In March 2023, Scholastic released a groundbreaking white paper titled "Home Libraries," which highlights the transformative potential of home libraries ...
BookSpring Recommends BookSmart by Worldreader App

BookSpring Recommends BookSmart by Worldreader App

BookSpring staff recommends BookSmart, as a groundbreaking solution to tackle the global learning crisis. With the alarming statistic that 64% ...
BookSpring Honored to be in the top Three Finalists for Ethics Award

BookSpring Honored to be in the top Three Finalists for Ethics Award

In the vibrant Central Texas business community, there exists a shared belief that doing good is not only virtuous but ...
BookSpring Joins Coalition to Advance Diverse Books

BookSpring Joins Coalition to Advance Diverse Books

BookSpring has joined the Diverse Books for All Coalition, a new initiative addressing the need for increased access to diverse ...
St. Andrew's Book Drive Teaches Giving and Love of Reading

St. Andrew’s Book Drive Teaches Giving and Love of Reading

Book Drives Give Back At St. Andrew's Episcopal School, students recently learned about the importance of giving back through a ...
Staff Spotlight:  Bianca Paz-Cisneros, Director of Development and Public Relations

Staff Spotlight: Bianca Paz-Cisneros, Director of Development and Public Relations

What is your job title at BookSpring and what does it mean to you? As the Director of Development and ...
Empowering Children to Learn about Other Races

Empowering Children to Learn about Other Races

The Power of Diverse Books In recent times, discussions about the importance of diverse books have gained significant attention. Amidst ...
Print-to-Speech and Speech-to-Print: Mapping Early Literacy

Print-to-Speech and Speech-to-Print: Mapping Early Literacy

By: Jeannine Herron, et al. In this overview, learn how early literacy benefits from both print-to-speech and speech-to-print instruction, creating ...
Chart of Four Flows of CCC

How to Keep the Four Flows Going

by Dr. Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director As we kick off this new year, our 49th of continuous operation, the ...
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Staff Spotlight: Sarah Hill, Accounting Manager

What is your job at BookSpring? I’m the Accounting Manager, so I handle the financial books and assist with fundraising ...
family reading on tablet

2022 Survey Shows Troubling Drop in Print Books at Home

Parents and educators alike need timely information about how reading today may be different than it was in the past ...
Father and baby reading

Reading to Children and Post-Reading Activities

By: María José Meneses, Originally published in Porch.com Parents and other family members can enhance the benefits kids can obtain by ...
Staff Spotlight:  Jimmy Minter, Operations Manager

Staff Spotlight: Jimmy Minter, Operations Manager

What is your job at BookSpring? I’m BookSpring’s Operations Manager. That means I have a uniquely diversified role. I manage ...
Read Aloud Guide

Read Aloud Tips from Reading Is Fundamental

BookSpring is proud that our roots come from Reading Is Fundamental, the national program headquartered in Washington DC.  In addition ...
Books Begining at Birth Partnerships with Early Educators

Books Beginning at Birth: A New Partnership for Birth to Age 4

Books Beginning at Birth Program for Texas Families Early childhood programs have long-lasting impacts on children, families, and broader communities ...
We love getting letters from our kids!

We love getting letters from our kids!

Has your family ever been given a book at your school or doctor's office?  Check for the BookSpring sticker!  If ...
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Tips for Reading Together with Your Young Child Using a Digital Device

Embracing the Digital Age In this rapidly evolving digital age, it is only natural that technology has become an integral ...
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Learn All About BookSpring’s New Home

It's official!  BookSpring has moved our headquarters to a new location in South Austin, 1807 W. Slaughter Lane, Building #1.  ...
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Summer Success 2022 Program Recap

Summer Success 2022 Program Recap This May, BookSpring visited six campuses in three Central Texas cities—Austin, Del Valle, and Pflugerville—and ...
Dig Into Reading Event Celebrates BookSpring Friends & Funders

Dig Into Reading Event Celebrates BookSpring Friends & Funders

Despite an unexpected but welcome Spring rain storm, about 35 supporters and friends of BookSpring gathered to celebrate early literacy ...
Barbara Mott, Librarian at Rodriguez Elementary

Partner Spotlight: Barbara Mott, Rodriguez Elementary School

In April, the Rodriguez Elementary library magically morphed into a science lab equipped with safety goggles, experiment materials, and an ...
Books for Me Partner- Perez Elementary Camp Reads A lot

Partner Spotlight: Perez Elementary School

Partner Spotlight is on Perez Elementary School. With BookSpring’s Books for Me program this month, Perez Elementary librarian Randi Sather ...
Family reading under a blanket

Making Reading Interactive: Techniques to Enhance the Reading Experience for the Whole Family

Let's Read a Book Together! Reading is not just a solitary activity; it can be a wonderful opportunity for families ...
Reflections on Seven Years as Executive Director

Reflections on Seven Years as Executive Director

February 25th marks my employment anniversary as Executive Director of BookSpring, which started in 2015. As my motto is “Follow ...
Austin PBS partners with BookSpring

Austin PBS partners with BookSpring

Austin PBS has partnered with us to promote learning activities around school readiness, emphasizing literacy. Our ultimate goal is to ...
Christmas & Hanukkah - A Time of Stories

Christmas & Hanukkah – A Time of Stories

Stories from Two World Traditions Two of America's biggest holidays happen this month: Hanukkah and Christmas. While I've been celebrating ...
What do you celebrate?

Holiday Book Reviews

'Tis the season for reading! The holiday break is a great opportunity for kids to kick back and relax. What ...
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Review of 2021 Central Texas Reading Survey

The 2021 Central Texas Reading Survey provides great insight into the lives of those in our community and shows us ...
Top Tips for Book Lovers Q&A Advice from the Experts

Top Tips for Book Lovers Q&A Advice from the Experts

Porch.com recently reached out for advice from experts, like BookSpring, to provide book lovers with tips on various topics. This ...
mother and baby reading together

How to Create a Reader Friendly Home

The promotion of literacy at home has long-term benefits for the whole family. Reading together not only has developmental benefits, ...
Booktoberfest Champions Event

Booktoberfest Champions Event

Booktoberfest Champions Event celebrated families, individuals, or organizations that have supported BookSpring with either a cumulative annual gift of over ...
Fall Day of Caring Books

Fall Day of Caring supports the Greater Austin Reading Coalition

Fall Day of Caring Fall Day of Caring is a day that embraces and celebrates volunteerism through a day of ...
Girl in her Reading Nook

9 Tips for Creating an Affordable Home Reading Nook

For a young reader, having access to books is paramount. Research suggests that increasing the number of books available to ...
Mother & daughter reading together

7 Ways Families Can Promote Early Literacy 

Research confirms that families play an essential role in promoting early literacy. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading daily ...
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Literacy Begins Early

Literacy is the foundation of our lives! Our education begins when language, expression, and meaning meet between the pages of ...
Father and son reading

Teachers Say Kids Need Books Right Now

One question that’s top of mind to everyone who has a child in school or works in a school is: ...
Children's Books

The Junior League of Austin helps BookSpring Launch children into a World of Reading

The Junior League of Austin (JLA) is donating $3,000 to BookSpring to grow our program staff. This generous grant will ...
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