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by Denise Gary Photographs © Denise Gary Kids and Books and Theater and Imagination! Kids Need to Read was honored to partner with Mesa Arts Center during the 2013–2014 school year, supporting their Literacy through the Arts residency program at Lowell Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona. Kids Need to Read provided books in support of the […]

by Denise Gary Photographs © Denise Gary Yesterday was Batman Day at Barnes & Noble Desert Ridge! Kids Need to Read participated in the festivities as part of the bookfair being conducted at the store and online. I was honored to present Batman Storytime; my favorite moment was having the kids imitate The Penguin. Too […]

Kids Need to Read is honored to announce the addition of Dr. Bruce Matsunaga to the organization’s Board of Directors. Matsunaga has been volunteering regularly with Kids Need to Read as a photographer since 2009. His support of the organization’s literacy programs for children, as well as his photographic contributions, have been indispensable over the […]

by Denise Gary Photographs © Robert Gary (and Craig Kyzar where indicated) The Kids Need to Read Cajun Crawfish Boil Charité was pure South Louisiana-style magic! The atmosphere was laid-back, yet lively! The food was diverse and absolutely spectacular! Folks were chatting while enjoying the food and ambiance. Children played games and smiled! Adults played […]

by Denise Gary Photographs © Denise Gary Kids Need to Read had the pleasure of partnering throughout the 2013–2014 school year with the talented Arizona BookPALs, who read character-building books to the kindergarten through fourth grade students of Children First Academy in Tempe, Arizona. Books for the readers were provided by Kids Need to Read […]

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