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.

Library Book Boxes Program 

In today’s era of distance learning, many schools and districts have been unable to provide access to pleasure reading books to their students, as school and classroom libraries have been temporarily closed for the 2020-2021 school year. To support these unique challenges during these unprecedented times, the team at Access Books Bay Area is partnering […]

Fremont siblings collect books for Access Books Bay Area 

Third-grader Ayaan and first-grader Ariya did not allow COVID-19 to put a damper on their summer break! This dynamic sibling duo from Fremont, along with their mother Rashal, ran a very successful book drive for Access Books Bay Area…

Linden Tree books fundraiser 

Thank you to Linden Tree Children’s Books for sponsoring Access Books Bay Area, and to their generous customers who donated $4,050 in gift cards to Access Books Bay Area

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