Happy to Read New Books!
Since our first “Fun’raising Season” in 2008-09, the Friends of the School Library program has helped stock cash-strapped school libraries with more books for their students to read, donating thousands of books each year throughout Collier County.
Why? Because one book might be read by many children over many years when placed in a shared reading environment. Especially in a school library, one book might be read by dozens, or even a hundred students over its shelf life, maximizing the book to reader ratio.
1 Book : 100 Readers — now that a smart investment!
In 2011-12 over 30 Collier County school libraries received new books for their students to read thanks to K is for Kids’ book donation programs and our first “Big Book Giveaway.”
Kids love to read! It’s a wonderful story that is never ending.
That’s why it’s also a “problem” or challenge that we welcome; as parents, as teachers, as community members: Children who are exposed to books and reading at an early age and who have access to books throughout their education have an advantage over those kids who don’t, outperforming them academically and having a better chance at success in school, and in life.*
Click here to read the story in the Naples Daily News
To join our efforts to enrich our community’s children, especially those who are most at risk, please call K is for Kids at 239-596.KIDS (5437) or email info@KisforKids.org. There are many ways, both small and large, how you can make a difference and investment in the future of our youth.
Read more about how your gift of even ONE book can benefit a child for life with the gift of literacy by visiting the *website of the American Library Association at http://www.ala.org/.