New partnership with Environmental Volunteers org to serve students impacted by COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Access Books Bay Area is pleased to be partnering with the wonderful science education nonprofit organization Environmental Volunteers for our COVID-19 pandemic response program! Environmental Volunteers is supporting our book distribution work through use of their facility in the Baylands area of East Palo Alto to sort and bundle books, as well as providing amazing volunteers, who came together for the first time with Access Books Bay Area staff on Monday for our first book sorting. They have also identified three more possible book distribution sites, as well as securing funding for one to two of the three already. We are very excited to work with this fabulous organization! You can find out more about their work at https://www.evols.org.

Access Books revives libraries in book deserts 

The best way to learn to read is by reading, research has shown. And a student leaving kindergarten with a good grasp of reading and writing sentences is commonly considered a key indicator for college and career readiness down the road.

How a better library can change a child’s life 

Los Angeles (CNN) — In 1999, Rebecca Constantino began doing a study at schools across Los Angeles. One day, she saw something that stopped her in her tracks. She had just completed a Ph.D. in language, literacy and learning, and she was analyzing children’s access to books in affluent and low-income communities.

Access Books Bay Area Fall 2017 Newsletter 

Another Successful Library Transformation! Access Books Bay Area is excited to announce that we completed our third Library Renovation Project on September 30, 2017 at Willow Oaks Elementary School in the Ravenswood City School District. This is a district where 88% of families are low income, 81% of the students are reading below grade level […]

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