Greetings! Kids Need to Read will be celebrating ten years of inspiring imagination and advancing the wonders of childhood literacy this coming January! It has been quite a journey, starting off with not much more than boundless passion in 2008. But, wow, has that passion carried us forward, along with hard work, major miracles, and […]

by Gary Mlodzik Photos by Gary Mlodzik Those that travel the Pacific Northwest often hear of the riches of the Microsoft millionaires in Washington, see the influence of the Nike Empire in Oregon, and play in the ski resorts of Idaho. There is certainly plenty of wealth to be enjoyed, but that wealth does not […]

By Lori Cothrun Photograph by Shelby McBride School may be out for summer, but we never stop! While students and educators are on summer break all across the United States, Kids Need to Read has been working diligently to make sure that worthy causes are receiving book donations.   Our program, From Our Shelves to Yours, […]

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 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 […]

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