More than 270 teachers have received grants since 2013
NORTH CONWAY, NH, July 01, 2020 /Neptune100/ — The Book Love Foundation awarded 68 classroom library grants totaling $86,000 to teachers in the United States and Canada this year. Since 2013, the Book Love Foundation has given away $590,000 in grants to more than 270 teachers from 41 states and six provinces. Each grant winner is a classroom teacher who works to create a lasting love of reading in all students. Our summer book club for teachers includes 1000+ educators and is our biggest fundraiser. We continue to receive generous support from the BookSource and Heinemann, as well as hundreds of individual donors to support this work.
Our 2020 grant winners are extraordinary teachers who work at local, state, and national levels to inspire their colleagues. If you have any doubt about engaging today’s busy students in reading, these teachers will convince you it is not about time, and not about technology, but it is about putting the best books you can into students’ hands and then giving them time to read them. These teachers have demonstrated passion and dedication not only to enriching their students’ reading life but a strong commitment to building an equitable classroom that is inclusive of all students. Every one of these teachers is on the path to creating a future generation of readers.
The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to teachers who inspire a love of reading. Our mission is to provide classroom libraries comprised of hundreds of books carefully chosen to meet the students where they are and lead them to deep rewards of reading. We put those books in the hands of teachers who demonstrate commitment to rich reading lives for all students.