These books are being donated to Safe Horizon, who provide books to children in onsite shelters
Here are some facts about how your contributions count:
- 80% of preschool and after-school programs serving low-income populations have no age-appropriate books for their children.
- In middle-income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1, in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.
- A single, brief exposure to good reading material can result in a clear increase in enthusiasm for reading
To learn more about book donation programs and how you can get involved, visit ALA.
Also be sure to check out our monthly Tween Book Club program.