What a successful book drive! Thank you, Cathy - owner of Main Point Books in Wayne, PA - for sponsoring a drive that prompted several dozen patrons and neighbors to clear off their shelves and conveniently donate children's and grown up books!
We gathered over 3,000 books which will help fuel our mission of getting books into the homes and hands of children living in book deserts throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey.
The NJEA Convention was a hit! Sharing a panel with LeVar Burton before thousands of people was invigorating and inspiring. And thanks to a generous grant from the NJEA, the BookSmiles team distributed 10,000 new books to over 4,000 teachers.