Our COVID-19 response (so far)

July 6, 2020

Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts to continue to bridge the literacy gap for students living in poverty during the pandemic shut down of schools and public libraries! Our COVID-19 book distributions have been especially important in continuing to provide access to high quality pleasure reading for children who otherwise would not have it. 

So far this spring and summer, we have distributed 3,835 books to 1,325 students at 6 schools, and we will continue distributions throughout July.

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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