Read to me is a region-wide, independent collaboration to encourage early childhood literacy, Read to Me! has been a ready source of new or gently-used children’s books for nearly 20 years.
Due to the continuing pandemic there are fewer physical locations for the public to drop off books leading to an increased focused on financial donations. With donated funds, the network is able to partner with Bookworks to offer book bundle packages of $25, $50, $75, and $100. We have already put together packages of bilingual or Spanish books for kids that we will donate for you to the Read to Me program.
Book bundle links:
$100.00 Book Bundle
The book drive continues to request support of bilingual books in English/Spanish and English/Swahili. The network is also purchasing bilingual books that include several Native American languages to support our tribal areas within New Mexico.
Since the city-wide launch, almost 500,000 books have been collected. Most books are provided to Title 1 schools and learning centers whose students and families needed them most. Other distribution locations include hospitals, clinics, government offices (waiting rooms), neighborhood associations and community centers.
Tens of thousands of books have been loaded onto city buses and the Railrunner. To learn more go to Read to Me ABQ Network.