By Denise Gary Photos by Denise Gary One of my earliest childhood memories is reading a giant copy of Aesop’s Fables with my father. Every night, I craved to experience more of the exciting adventures and illustrations magically contained inside the covers of that magnificent book. Another early memory is of my first visit to […]

Photographs courtesy of Liz Wheeler and Lori Thomas The Little Flame art by Steven Riley Kids Need to Read welcomes opportunities to speak on current concerns relating to childhood literacy and our passionate approach to resolving these issues. Whether it is a presentation for a community service organization or a reading of The Little Flame […]

by Lori Cothrun Photographs by Denise Gary and Lori Cothrun Kids Need to Read is honored to be a partner of Mesa Arts Center’s “Literacy through the Arts” program for the third year. Mesa Arts Center provides a professional teaching artist for the kindergarten through third grade classes at Lowell Elementary School. Each grade level […]

By Lori Cothrun During National Library Week, literacy-themed clothing company Out of Print dedicated 10% of their sales to Kids Need to Read and raised an incredible $1,575 in order to fund a library in need.  National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country […]

By Denise Gary Photo by Denise Gary Whenever I visit with young children on behalf of Kids Need to Read, one thing is always strikingly apparent—the unbridled love they have for life and the people they encounter. Even the children living under severely challenging conditions are open vessels of love, eager to get along and […]

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