BookPeople & BookSpring: Working Together

 

 

 

BookPeople is proud to be a partner in literacy with BookSpring.

  

BookSpring places books into the hands of children in our community!

BookSpring is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that provides rich reading experiences, tools, and books to children and their families so they can develop a desire to read and succeed in school and life. Through schools, childcare centers, medical clinics, and community partners, we serve approximately 40,000 children annually through over 150 partners in healthcare, education, and throughout the community. While all children can benefit from becoming a reader, the greatest advantage is to bridge the early literacy gap in low-income families, and those children are our focus.

Our goal is to double operations!

There are an estimated 79,000 children under the age of five living in poverty in our region. National studies show the rate of books per child in low-income families can be as low as 1 book per 300 children. In contract, middle-income families have an average of 13 books per child. Research also shows that as few as 20 books in the home is a predictor of three more years of education over those without a home library, where they have books around to read again and again. Our continuum of literacy programs provide at least 20 high quality, developmentally and culturally appropriate books to keep from birth through age 12. Our “20 books for every Central Texas child by 2020” initiative will set up our children as well as all of Central Texas for success.

Return on your investment:

Can you think of anything better than helping meet the need of families with young children and cultivating lifelong readers and learners in Central Texas?


How Can You Help?

Check out the BookSpring Wish List below.

You can donate any and all of these books to BookSpring for use in their education programs simply by entering DONATE in the comments box during checkout. Or you can pick up the books in store and donate them here!

If you would like to have your books shipped directly to BookSpring, the address for donations is below: 

2006 Greenbrook Parkway
Austin, TX 78723

Thanks for helping us support literacy in our community!

There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor Cover Image
By Wade Bradford, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763686659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Carmela Full of Wishes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399549045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475099
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - October 16th, 2018

Monstrous Devices Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451478580
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524787011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 16th, 2018

Wicked Nix Cover Image
By Lena Coakley, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419728693
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 9th, 2018

The Collectors Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062691699
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 9th, 2018

Camino a las estrellas (Path to the Stars Spanish edition): mi recorrido de Girl Scout a ingeniera astronáutica Cover Image
By Sylvia Acevedo, Isabel Mendoza (Translated by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781328809575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2018

Hombre Perro (Dog Man) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338114164
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Scholastic en Espanol - August 29th, 2017