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BookSpring: Launching Children into a World of Reading

Thursday, February 22, 2018

BUILDING COMMUNITIES WITH BOOKS

At Nurture My Child we are so excited to be working with BookSpring as our non-profit partner for this quarter.  They are striving to build early literacy through the community one book at a time.  At our Camp Fair on February 25th (click here for details) we will be hosting a book drive to collect books for their organization.  If you would like to participate, please bring gently used infant board books, children's picture books, elementary chapter books, and young adult books.  You'll be entered to win several great prizes.

Below is some additional information about the programs these books will be going to support.

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By Mariela Rodriguez: BookSpringGo Director

When children and youth reach their full potential, the community flourishes. A sense of community is the foundation by which many lives will be shaped across Central Texas.

“It takes a village” or so the odd adage says. Over time collaborative efforts will ensure a steady flow of access to books, shared reading experiences with those who love books, and information on the importance of reading, to families.

Through BookSpringGo, books are reaching families where they are, through community partners at afterschool care programs; at community fairs and literacy nights; churches and ministries; community rooms or centers; and health clinic waiting areas. These books are also filling shelves at schools with no library system in place.

BookSpringGo connects individuals with a passion for the written word with communities to share their love of reading. Volunteers who are passionate about making an impact through books because they can pinpoint the moment a story transformed their lives while growing up.

Access to books support the development of a holistic wellbeing. Stories have the potential to revolutionize the way a person perceives the world and their place in it. By increasing access to books, we are also increasing the access to a wealth of knowledge, which can lead to building a more vibrant community.

By creating these reading aloud experiences, the message that reading can and should be incorporated into a family’s daily routine is reinforced. Reading opens our minds and leads us to a path of success. This remains an essential message to consistently share with one another.



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