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Reader to Reader, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to under-resourced school libraries and public libraries across the United States.
Fact: 60% of underprivileged children do not own a single book. This makes a well-stocked school library a critical resource hub that is a necessity not a luxury.
Who We Serve
Reader to Reader serves the nation’s poorest communities, including inner-city schools, Native American Reservations, and poor rural towns, where the need for books is acute.
Over $45 million dollars worth of books and computers donated and counting!
Over 2 million books shipped to rebuild school libraries devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Over 550 under-resourced schools across the U.S. receive books from the Reader to Reader program throughout their school year.
Major Reader to Reader initiatives in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Louisiana, rural Mississippi, Detroit, Michigan; Massachusetts; rural Maine; the Navajo Reservation; and Compton, California.
Rural community library initiatives in Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.
Over 1,000 students across the United States participate in our Read, Think, Share mentoring program.
Computer labs built on the Navajo Reservation and in Ghana.
Beyond el Campo program brings books, computers and literacy programming to rural Costa Rica.
Continue to supply books to organizations and groups serving Haiti, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Kenya, and Ghana.