by Gary Mlodzik Photos by Yuli Andrade, Lupita Torres and Gary Mlodzik We are beyond blessed by your organization’s generosity and commitment to sharing the love of reading with our children. —Vikki Cervantes, City Librarian These kind words were written after a Grow Your Library story time event that almost failed to come together. Perseverance […]

By Denise Gary Photos by Shelby McBride, Sarah Zelhart, Kim OBrien, and Denise Gary “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and did we ever during the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day this year! In fact, you could say we enjoyed the entire week full of readings and literacy festivals! Read Across America Day […]

By Denise Gary Photos courtesy of Eric Pierpoint, Don Albares, and Deedie Braender Kids Need to Read has been enjoying a highly fruitful partnership with author/actor Eric Pierpoint over the past two years, providing books and author visits to children who would otherwise not be able to enjoy such treasures. Eric writes thrilling historical fiction […]

By Denise Gary Photos by Mesa Host Lions Club, Kristy Siefkin, Bruce Matsunaga, and Denise Gary Kids Need to Read has had the great fortune to be a beneficiary of the Mesa Host Lions Club’s community support for several years. The club, in service since 1928, previously donated $300 to the Kids-N-Peace program, contributing $10 […]

Please join Kids Need to Read, Arizona Ghostbusters and Heroes United AZ for an exciting evening as Arizona Coyotes and Mix 96.9 present Coyotes Literacy Awareness Night & Book Drive benefiting Kids Need to Read! Bring a NEW or LIKE-NEW children’s book (ages 0–18) to the Arizona Coyotes vs. Edmonton Oilers game on Tuesday, March […]

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