Book Cubbies for Carl B. Munck Elementary with Bring Me A Book, Bookelicious, Lowes, and the Palo Alto Rotary Club

Community Literacy in action—the community comes together to bring book abundance and book cubbies to the students of Carl B. Munck Elementary School in Oakland, CA. To view the full story CLICK HERE.

Spreading the joy of children’s literature

Judy Koch passionately believes in the power of children’s literature to spark lifelong reading habits and change lives —particularly for children in poverty. As a retired CEO, she’s in a position to do something about it. Koch’s Bring Me a Book Foundation, a nonprofit the Leland Manor resident founded nearly 25 years ago, has placed

Building a Love of Books

Palo Alto, CA, – March 25, 2021 – A beautiful spring day created the backdrop for children at The Primary School of East Palo Alto to jump start their reading careers by creating their own personal book cubbyholes. Each child chose two new books to fill their “cubbies” and begin their book collection. Organized to

E3 Youth Philanthropy brings holiday cheer to youth in custody

Carol Rhoads, a Santa Clara County juvenile justice commissioner, reached out to Judy Crates, director of LACF’s E3 Youth Philanthropy program. E3 offers local high school students the opportunity to learn about philanthropy and gain hands-on leadership experience in grantmaking and service to nonprofit organizations. Rhoads explained that the holiday season would be bleak for

Effective Teaching of Reading: What Parents and Families Can Do

Timothy V. Rasinski is a professor of literacy education and holds the Rebecca Tolle and Burton W. Gorman Chair in Educational Leadership at Kent State University. He has written more than 200 articles and has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 30 books or curriculum programs on reading education.

Library of Congress Literacy Awards

Since 2013, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program has awarded $2,247,250 million in prizes to 136 institutions in 36 countries. By recognizing current achievements, the awards seek to enable any organization or program that does not operate on a for-profit basis to strengthen its involvement in literacy and reading promotion and to encourage collaboration with like-minded organizations.

Judy Koch: Bringing high-quality books to all children

For a woman who continues to insist that she “never wanted a career,” Judy Koch has taken some surprising turns in her life. After spending a decade helping her husband run their family-owned sheet metal company, the couple decided to divorce in 1989. At the time, Koch thought to herself, “‘I never really wanted a