“Even a child who hails from a home with only 25 books will, on average, complete two more years of school than would a child from a home without any books at all.”
(“Children’s access to Print Materials and Education-Related Outcomes,” 2010, commissioned by Reading is Fundamental.)

We encourage reading by…


  • Collecting and maintaining a growing library of new and gently used children’s books. Our library currently has over 1,000 titles.

  • Distributing these new and gently used books at no cost, by a variety of methods, to encourage parents to read to their kids from an early age.

  • Funding and conducting Eat and Read programs in elementary schools with a high percentage of low-income students and in public housing developments throughout Northwest Arkansas.

  • Developing Home Library projects through public schools in which new books are provided monthly to parents and children to read together. Completed books are kept in the home for all to read.

  • Recruiting, training and placing reading tutors in high percentage low-income elementary schools throughout the region.

  • Conducting reading/creativity workshops with low income parents.

  • Publishing articles and editorials that highlight family literacy.


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