“I like the new library. I would love to come here often. I don’t know what my favorite book is, there are so many books.”
—2nd grade student
The Library Project donates libraries to improve children’s literacy. Children gain access to a beautiful school library providing fun and interesting children’s books that spark their imaginations and promote a lifelong love of reading. Having fun educational books easily available helps to encourage independent learning, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong passion for reading.
All of our library donations have a teacher training component. This course covers how to properly loan books to students, how to use the children’s books in a classroom setting, and how to get the students involved in the maintenance of their library.
We want children to read
Literacy programs have one simple focus; to get children excited about reading. We see this as the second part to a library donation. Once a library is in place, it is essential to properly introduce children to a world filled with books.
Literacy programs are also a time to introduce the teachers and administrators on how best to get children excited about their new library. This is a big reason why our libraries are used on day-one.