Bring Me A Book Franklin's Mission is to Ignite The Passion to Read in Children of Franklin County, FL
Bring Me A Book Franklin is a non-profit organization focused on igniting the passion to read in the children of Franklin County and adjoining counties in the State of Florida. Bring Me A Book Franklin is an affiliate of the Bring Me A Book Foundation based in Mountain View, California and founded by Judy Koch of Palo Alto, California.
Directed toward dramatically improving literacy and success in school, Bring Me A Book Franklin supplies quality books and open-faced bookcases to settings that serve children and teaches parents, siblings, teens and community members the critical importance of READING ALOUD TO CHILDREN FROM BIRTH.
Recipient of The Library of Congress Literacy Award
Judy Koch launched Bring Me A Book in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997. Her program inspired Michaelin and Dave Watts with the help of fellow Franklin County resident, Marie Marshall, to found Bring Me A Book Franklin in 2009. Karen Kessel has served as Program Coordinator of BMAB Franklin since 2016. The Bring Me A Book Franklin Foundation has three affiliates: Bring Me A Book Franklin, Bring Me A Book St. Louis and Bring Me A Book Hong Kong.
The Library of Congress Literacy Award , originated by entrepreneur and philanthropist, David M Rubenstein, honors organizations doing exemplary, innovative and replicable work.
In the words of Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, “Literacy is the ticket to learning opportunity and empowerment on a global scale....through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress is proud to honor and celebrate the achievements of these extraordinary organizations in their efforts to advance reading levels and give people the foundation for a better life.”
Two other child centered reading programs focused on fostering a love of reading received the award: Ready for Reading based in a remote area of Rwanda, and Friends of Matenwa based in Haiti.
Bring Me A Book Franklin is honored to share in receiving this award and wants to express its gratitude to Program Coordinator, Karen Kessel, and the many dedicated local and “snow bird “volunteers who dedicate their time, energy, skills and caring to the children of Franklin County through their work with Bring Me A Book Franklin.
Reading Aloud to Children
Success in Learning to Read
Success in School
SUCCESS IN LIFE
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If you would like to donate by check please send it to this address:
Bring Me A Book Franklin, Inc.
P.O. Box 160
Apalachicola, FL 32329