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By Nacole Vickery Photos by Denise Gary and Nacole Vickery The KNTR elves were busy this holiday season wrapping gifts for donations. We set up our workshop at Barnes & Noble Dana Park Village Square and set about wrapping shoppers’ treasures in festive book paper and comic bows. Children received free copies of Highlights magazine […]

Kids Need to Read is pleased to announce it has received a $1,300 grant from NBAZ Charities for the READ Together program. National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ), the state’s largest full service community bank, founded NBAZ Charities in 2015 and began awarding grants in 2016. Kids Need to Read was much honored to be among […]

By Nacole Vickery Photos by Denise Gary, Shelby McBride, Nacole Vickery, and Teresa Dlouhy Phoenix Fan Fest 2016 was an extraordinary time shared by our staff and volunteers. We love making kids happy and that’s exactly what we set out to do at the event! Not only did we conduct a scavenger hunt all weekend […]

AHOY, ME HEARTIES! BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES! February 25th and 26th will be Arizona Renaissance Festival‘s Pirates & High Seas Adventures! Ye should be joinin’ Kids Need to Read in celebrating 29 years of sailing the seas with the Arizona Renaissance Festival by bringing your plunder of two (2) *NEW* children’s books to fill the […]

By Denise Gary Photographs by Denise Gary Kids Need to Read has been blessed by a wonderful partnership with Pi Beta Phi Phoenix Alumnae Club over the past three years, which has resulted in the provision of books and literacy programs for disadvantaged children in the Phoenix area, as well as nationally. Here are our most recent activities […]

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