By Nacole Vickery Photographs by Will Shoemaker, Gloria Nguyen-Chambers, Shelby McBride, and Gary Mlodzik We were thrilled to see KNTR Board Member and Grow Your Library Director Gary Mlodzik honored by Cox Communications for his volunteer work in this 30-second video! Kids Need to Read was also fortunate to receive a $1,000 contribution from the company as […]

By Nacole Vickery, Denise Gary and Eric Pierpoint Photographs by Haniyyah Jones Earlier this year we caught up with our partner, actor/author Eric Pierpoint, after his second visit to 107th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles. Mr. Pierpoint and Kids Need to Read regularly team up to provide books and author visits free of charge […]

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 […]

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 […]

by Gary Mlodzik Photographs by Gary Mlodzik A well-told story will hold even a superhero’s attention . . . and a few soccer players, quite a few girl scouts and a princess or two! These characters and more attended a special reading of Starfish on the Beach at the Holbrook Public Library in Holbrook, AZ […]

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