help storybridge close the gap for kids in need
What problems will my donation help solve?
PROBLEM: Most families with low income have zero age-appropriate books in their home for their children. The cost of new books is prohibitive for many families and multiple factors keep many children from using the public libraries.
SOLUTION: Storybridge Free Book Fairs! Storybridge delivers thousands of books to high-need elementary schools and community events for free book fairs. We bring the books to them and remove the obstacle of cost!
PROBLEM: The most important factor influencing a child's early academic success is an early introduction to books and being read to at home prior to Kindergarten. How can we ensure that all children have books in their home in the years BEFORE they start school?
SOLUTION: Thanks to people just like you, Storybridge now provides Dolly Parton's Imagination Library for any child residing in Potter or Randall County, from birth through their 5th birthday! Every month enrolled children receive a brand-new, age-appropriate book in the mail. We rely solely on donor funds to cover the costs of the books so that the families enrolled receive their books absolutely FREE!
PROBLEM: Lack of transportation and limited English proficiency keep many children from experiencing much outside of their own block. How can we make free book access a part of their daily lives?
SOLUTION: Storybridge Little Free Libraries! We currently maintain a network of 22 Little Free Libraries in areas where families have multiple obstacles to access what they need. Our volunteer "Book Fairies" visit and refill each one weekly. Between 200-400 books are taken from our Little Free Libraries every week!