By Denise Gary The first year of READ Together ended with a “hi-ya,” as local kindergarten students participating in the literacy program were treated to a high-energy Ninja story time, before being sent off with a backpack filled with eleven books and a Highlights magazine to keep and read over the summer break. Participating students […]

By Denise Gary Photographs by Zachary J. Fox and Gary Mlodzik Toward the last quarter of 2016, Automatic Publishing contacted Kids Need to Read and offered to send a pallet of novels for distribution to the Title I schools we serve. We were thrilled, as the hardcover books included nearly a thousand copies of Hatter […]

By Gary Mlodzik Photographs by Denise Gary When I call a library in a high poverty community and offer the Grow Your Library program, which includes 200 books for the library, along with a story time event and books for participating children to keep—all free of charge—the response goes one of two ways: happy for […]

By Denise Gary Photographs by Denise Gary and Lori Cothrun Employees Community Fund of Boeing Arizona (ECF Boeing AZ) has honored Kids Need to Read (KNTR) with a $4,000 grant award to be used to stock The Page Coach with books. The Page Coach is KNTR’s mobile conveyor of literary treasure to children living in […]

Kids Need to Read is honored to announce the addition of BBVA Compass Commercial Banking Vice President Chris Ingersoll to the Board of Directors. Ingersoll has been contributing financial advice to Kids Need to Read since 2009 and has provided inspirational presentations to youth as part of the organization’s diverse literacy programming. He was recently […]

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