Next project? We need your help!

February 10, 2019

Access Books Bay Area has identified Hubbard Media Arts Elementary school library in East San Jose as the next site in need of our help. Hubbard serves 640 students who are all living at or below the poverty line, and has not been able to update their library collection in decades. In order to be able to schedule and complete this project, however, Access Books needs your help to secure sufficient funding for the new books and furniture needed so desperately by this school! Please consider donating today to make this project a reality this spring.

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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