By Nacole Vickery and Denise Gary Photographs by Denise Gary and Lori Cothrun Kids Need to Read was excited to celebrate its partnership with Mesa Arts Center by participating in two of their recent events: Educator Preview Night and the 2016 Season Kickoff. This is KNTR’s fourth year to provide books for the center’s ProjectLit […]

by Nacole Vickery and Denise Gary Photographs by Denise Gary The Page Coach traveled to the northern part of Arizona for a visit to the Navajo Nation Fair during their Kids Day, giving over 4,000 books to children at the event! It also happened to be International Literacy Day and we had an absolutely stupendous […]

  Kids Need to Read is very excited to announce that Thunderbirds Charities has awarded a $5,000 grant to help fund books for The Page Coach, KNTR’s mobile conveyor of literary treasure to children living in low socioeconomic neighborhoods of the Mesa/Phoenix metropolitan area and throughout Arizona. The mobile outreach unit enables KNTR to connect with children at […]

by Nacole Vickery and Denise Gary Photographs by Denise Gary, Shelby McBride, Robert Gary, Arizona Ghostbusters, Arizona Avengers, and Ridgeline Academy The Page Coach—KNTR’s mobile outreach vehicle—was introduced earlier this year and we have since taken it on many literary adventures throughout the spring and summer, bringing brand new books, Highlights magazines and literacy programs […]

The 15th anniversary of Barnes & Nobel Chandler is coming up and The Page Coach is returning to the Chandler Fashion Center location to celebrate on Saturday, October 15th! The Kids Need to Read staff and volunteers will be on-site from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM collecting books, talking about our programs, and handing out […]

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