Providing quality books and reading aloud to under-resourced children prepares them for success in kindergarten and predicts achievement of grade level reading by the third grade.
Bring Me A Book® Foundation, founded in 1997, is an early-literacy non-profit committed to selecting, procuring and delivering quality books to under-resourced children. Research establishes that reading aloud to children prepares them for success in kindergarten and predicts achievement of grade level reading by the third grade. Through our programs and in partnership with direct service providers who promote early childhood education and family engagement, we deliver books to the homes and classrooms of under-resourced children. We serve children from 0 - 8 years, with a focus on the preschool years.
Bring Me A Book has developed programs that inspire parents and caregivers to read aloud to children and provided access to children's books to over 1,000,000 children and families in California at over 3,000 sites that include state funded preschools, childcare centers, Head Start preschools, homeless shelters, libraries, parks, community centers and health clinics. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, we also have regional offices in Southern California and St. Louis and affiliate partners in the Bay Area located in Oakland, CA, Franklin County, Florida, and Hong Kong.
Our goal is to bring the right book to the right child at the right time
so that every child has the opportunity to learn to love books and learn to read.
Please check a specific geographic region to see which of our programs are offered near you.