Chapter One: January News from the Madison Reading Project
We are excited to embark on another year of book-giving in the community. In 2022 we focused on growing our team and reach, launching new programs, and developing partnerships with our strategic partners.
This year, with triple the staff, we will concentrate on developing our team’s knowledge and skills while increasing the quality of our books and services. With our dedication to connecting with our community partners, we hope to continue to grow literacy in the greater Dane County.
Thank you for being part of our #newbookfeeling community.
**We’ll have two big announcements next month, so be sure to check back with us in a couple of weeks!**
Our Year-to-Date Impact
Books given: 949
Kids impacted: 523
Community partners served: 41
Our Impact Since 2014
Books given: 378,301
Kids impacted: 220,498
2022 in Review
Last year was a big year for our organization. We launched Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which currently has over 8500 local children enrolled. We grew our team significantly, resumed some of our pre-pandemic programming, and gave away over 100,000 books!
Most recently, we had the opportunity to visit Sandburg Elementary School and give every child a brand new book! We were honored to be part of the book fair that included community leaders District 17 Alder Sabrina Madison, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, MMSD Superintendent Ali Muldrow, and MMSD School Board Vice President Maia Pearson.
Ain't No Book-Shelf Wide Enough
We surpassed some pretty amazing milestones, and this year we plan to expand programs to reach more kids and community members. We want you to know that we can’t do this without your support. We invite you to join us in igniting a love for reading. It’s fun and easy to help us!
We have a big announcement coming in February!! So make sure you're following us on social media, and if you are reading this from a source that isn't on our email list, and you aren't already signed up, here's the link
If you are an educator, sign-up for our monthly educator resource called the MRP Book Report. You'll receive teaching and learning ideas (and of course book recs!) to make your job a little easier. We love our teachers!