Friday, July 31, 2015

Welcome

Welcome to Summer Books, an organization dedicated to getting books into the hands of kids for the summer.

It's an unfortunate truth that many kids simply don't read during the summer months. What's worse is that the kids who are furthest behind their peers and need to read the most, are the ones who read the least.

We want to change that.

As a parent myself, I know how quickly my own daughter reads through books and never picks them up again. As she grows older, the pile of books she'll never read again gets larger and larger. As a teacher, I know that every year I have students who don't have the opportunity to read at home because they don't have access to books that interest them.

Summer Books aims to use the first problem to solve the second. But we need your help to do it!

We want your books.

If you have children's books at home that are sitting somewhere doing nothing but collecting dust, we want them. Get them to us and we will get them to kids who would love to read them.

If you don't have books to give, you can make a financial contribution. We will use the money to buy new books for kids who may never have owned one. Just click the "Donate" button.

Check out the site. Like us on Facebook. Share with other people who want to help kids discover the joys of owning and reading their own books. You can make a huge difference!