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 Lori Cothrun and Waste Management Phoenix Open What a thrilling surprise! Kids Need to Read is bursting with joy at the receipt of over 75,000 gorgeous books delivered on 30 pallets by GreaterGood.org. The gift was facilitated by the publisher, Capstone Publishing, as part of their 25th […]

  Kids Need to Read is very excited to announce that Thunderbirds Charities has awarded a $5,000 grant to help fund books for The Page Coach, KNTR’s mobile conveyor of literary treasure to children living in low socioeconomic neighborhoods of the Mesa/Phoenix metropolitan area and throughout Arizona. The mobile outreach unit enables KNTR to connect with children at […]

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