Wisconsin State Journal covers Book Donation Center

We were thrilled to have Wisconsin State Journal photograph us at the Madison Reading Project Donation Center on April 29th. Featured above is Rowan Childs, founder and Director of our nonprofit and Carrie Castree, Assistant Director with the many books at our site. Thank you WSJ! #Newspapers #CommunityStrong #Literacy #Kids #WSJ #DonationCenter #Books

Fighting Illiteracy one book at a time: InBusiness article

Thank you Joe Vander Plas for the informative article on reading and kids in Wisconsin. InBusiness shared our nonprofit story and cause with Madison area readers. Click here to read the article. #Literacy #Wisconsin #Kids #ShareBooks #InBusiness #community

All the news: we're on TV!

April 26 we made our TV debut on WISC-TV with Adam Schrager to talk about our book giving programs and upcoming event on April 30. Click the link for the interview. What a great opportunity to share with viewers what we do.

Tick, Tock, Boom!

We are excited to announce that we have reached our 5000 book goal at our donation center! We're thrilled to have this support from all of you, individuals, companies and churches have held book drives for those who don't have reading materials in their homes. With this number means more numbers. We will be contacting our participating schools and nonprofits to make sure they are all taking advantage of our supplies and programs in addition to welcoming more aboard. In addition this also means our goal of 5000 books that seems so large in January was set too low! Our community came together and we are grateful for your acknowledgement that books lead to literacy skills, creativity, explorati

Books sorted and picked with care

This week we had reading materials go out to Early Head Start and Lutheran Social Services. Agency workers or school social workers work with Madison Reading Project to make sure we select the right reading levels and genres for readers. For each school or agency we can offer a variety of books and magazines to choose from. We have found that when kids are able to pick their own books the literacy gauge goes up. The child is more likely to read the book because they selected it themselves. Each book comes with a name plate sticker so they can write in their name. Book ownership is important specially to those who don't have a bookcase full of books at home. If you have a special club or genr

Closing in on our book goal

We set a goal of giving 5000 books this year. We have collected with your help 3000 new or lightly used books! We are beyond thrilled with all of the individual book donations and book drives. Thank you for helping us reach our goals. Books are already being distributed to area nonprofits and schools. Let's get more reading materials to those in need. Interested in donating books or volunteering? Give us a shout via our contact form. madisonreadingproject.org #sharebooks #wisconsin #literacy

We love volunteers

Great volunteer day with 10 people helping sort and organize donated books at our donation center. This opportunity is a great way to find out more about our organization, brain storm ideas for book drives, fundraiser and whom else our books could help. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer with us next time. #community #volunteer #literacy #sharebooks

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