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!

Felices sueños, camiones grandes y pequeños / Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9788415579663
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: B DE BLOCK - June 30th, 2014

The Buenas noches a todos (Going to Bed Book) Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780689866524
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Libros Para Ninos - February 1st, 2004

¡Solo pregunta!: Sé Diferente, Sé Valiente, Sé Tú Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525515500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

El día en que descubres quién eres Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Soñadores Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442584
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

Una arruga en el tiempo / A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9788417247027
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Random Cómics - July 31st, 2018

Hermanas = Sisters Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9788416363964
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Maeva - July 30th, 2017

Fantasmas (Ghosts) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338133684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic en Espanol - January 31st, 2017

A Hombre Perro: Historia de dos gatitos (Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338277708
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 28th, 2018