The mere presence of books in the home creates a culture of learning that translates to a more prosperous future. Books allow children to explore the world at their own pace and develop their own interests. Print rich homes cultivate the language, social-emotional, and interpersonal skills needed to prosper and thrive in academics and beyond.
A positive correlation between the number of books in the home and three more years of education have been the driving force for the 20 books movement.
This giving season BookSpring is kicking off it’s 20 books by 2020 initiative during Giving Tuesday – a global celebration of generosity and community. Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, or your gently used children’s books.
In order to reach the 88,000 children living in poverty in Central Texas, the goal is to raise $53,333 by June 2019. You can help get books into the hands of children in the highest need zip codes according to the U.S. Census (new results to be published soon) to provide them with 20 books by 2020.
By ensuring these children have a steady stream of books from their well child exam visits, to the early years in their child development center, to preschool and throughout elementary school, they are being set up for success.
Thanks to the tremendous support of our program partners, donors, grantors, and volunteers our resources and program strategy are well underway toward our goal. A special thank you to our Signature Advocates
You can provide the right book to the right kid at the right time. Join our 20 books by 2020 initiative today. Volunteer your time, donate your gently used books, or give a kid a library today! Your donation will support children with the books they need to succeed as adults.
Your stories about growing up and reading can make a lasting impact for children in Central Texas.