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Madison School
Community Recreation 

"Madison Reading Project has been our go-to partner for supporting our participants and families throughout the pandemic. Their team has been collaborative, communicative and creative in it's approach to partnership and outreach to the community. They have provided books for our participants time and time again, both for classroom libraries for MSCR in-person programs, as well as for children's home libraries. As we plan for childcare programs in the fall, we know we can count on Madison Reading Project to help to provide high-quality, high-interest children's books to the kids that need it most."

Eileen Otis

Elementary Programs Supervisor

Mendota Elementary

"Thank you so much for your generous donation of books for our Free Book Table at our Book Fair. I had teachers and students commenting on the wonderfully diverse collection! Our fair was low on Spanish books and your books filled that need. More than 200 kids walked away with a book from your table and they all beamed with pride and gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Kelly Nieft

Library-Media Specialist

Allis Elementary

"I wanted to thank you again for this amazing opportunity! As a first year teacher, I especially appreciate your support while building a classroom library that is representative of my students’ diverse interests and lived experiences!"

Maggie Dembroski

Marshall Public Schools

"On behalf of the students and staff of the Marshall Early Learning Center, thank you for your generous donation of books to our teachers' classroom libraries. I was able to share books with four second grade teachers, a first grade teacher, two kindergarten teachers and our social worker. We were especially excited to add books with culturally diverse characters."

Anne Kubicki, Instructional Coach

Packer Community Learning Center

"Thanks so much again for the generous donation of books from the Madison Reading Project to our Packer Community Learning Center.  Both the students and staff are so excited to have these new stories.  And thanks again for coming out Friday and helping to organize and clean our book cart with June.  That service was really helpful as well." 

Justin Markofski

Program Coordinator

Bayview Foundation

"Thank you for your contribution to Bayview's community picnic! The book selection you brought was so diverse and thoughtfully curated and I think the children really enjoyed being able to choose their own books. I am excited to use the books you left over for us in After School or to distribute to families in the neighborhood."

Lisa King

Team Member

Safe Harbor

"Thank you for your generous donation of books for our Safe harbor clients. They will be scooped up quickly! We're fortunate to have an organization such as yours in our community."

Emily Donelan,  CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist

Carrie Sachse, Family Advocate


"Thank you so much for the generous book donation! We used them to create a whole new library nook upstairs, and the older students will be using "Hidden Figures" as their discussion book during Kids' Group. We especially appreciate how many books are culturally diverse! It's great to have characters that the kids can really identify with. Thank you again."

DAIS Staff

Art Lit Lab (Madison)

"Your Bus visit was perfect! Our kids were amazed that the new books were free. Your gift tripled our collection and launched a new excitement of our teens to reinvigorate their book club. A great buzz!"

  Alaura “Bo” Borealis
 Education & Outreach Director


"Thank you so much for the books provided to my kids through Sauk Trail Elementary School! I was astonished at the quantity and quality. They have helped to break up the stay at home order."

 Anne Weber
Middleton, WI

Sugar Creek Elementary School

"Research shows that the most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print.  For this reason, our school has LOVED our partnership activities with the Madison Reading Project to bring free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to our students."

Todd Brunner, Principal

Schenk Elementary School

"I worked with Carrie to give a "mini library" of ten books to 20 our students.  It was clear that Carrie hand selected the books with care and deliberation.  Carrie careful selection created a sense of purpose and call to read for our students.  I was lucky enough to deliver the books to the students.  The gratitude was obvious.  They absolutely loved the book selection.  I know that Carrie and the Madison Reading Project are helping our student love reading.  We had students literally jumping for joy after receiving their free books.  Madison Reading Project's books made a difference in our students' lives."

Sam Skar, MLIS

Library Media Technology Specialist

UW-Madison Odyssey Project

"MRP, You rock!  We were able to deliver bags of joy to all 56 Odyssey kids to kick off a great school year with their families last month. Thank you so much for being our partner and sharing books and a love of reading with Odyssey Junior students.


You made amazing book choices and kids really loved the stickers.  I had a fun Zoom with Brian, a kindergartener, who learned to read and believe as he put those stickers on his shirt.  "Yes, I am", he said.  


We are grateful."

Karen Dreyfuss
Odyssey Junior Coordinator


"Madison Reading Project, Inc., you do amazing work. Thank you. We picked up a few new titles yesterday which we adore already. It was wonderful to watch the kids excitement (little ones and teens) about new books. Awesome. Thank you."

Leslie Dressler

Lake View Elementary School

"One of the resources that families really liked recently was the Madison Reading Project book deliveries. This came up in conversation with several families across multiple sessions as an excellent resource. They talked about how easy it was to sign up for books and how well matched the books were to their child's age and interests. They also said that their kids were super excited to get their own beautiful, brand new books to keep delivered right to their home and that they have enjoyed reading them."

Rachel Deterding
School Resource Coordinator

Northside Elementary School

"Madison Reading Project has given our school an avenue to ensure our at-risk students have access to books they are excited about. Students are talking about their birthday book and there is nothing better than sharing a high-five when they're finished. We are thankful for this gift that bridges reading between school and home."

Kayla Barnes-Patrick

School Social Worker

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