Remember what it was like to be lost in Never Never Land? Remember how it felt to swim with mermaids and dance with wild things? In the pages of storybooks it was easy to let our imaginations run wild. Now imagine this:
In our world’s most marginalized communities, kids are growing up without books.
Access to books is the first barrier between millions of children and their ability to imagine and achieve a more fulfilling, creative, and productive life for themselves. To complement its Leaders and Readers program, Reading Village’s Book Bank supports reading promotion efforts through the acquisition and distribution of books in low-income communities.
Our Book Bank program supplies books to Guatemalan orphanages, daycare centers, preschools, elementary schools, community libraries and programs that promote literacy.
In each partnership, we encourage recipient programs to design innovative systems that encourage both utilization and stewardship of the collection.