Book it Forward Idaho

Book it Forward Idaho

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Thank you for the 600 books we were able to give away tonight.
Thank you for the 600 books we gave away at Shadow Butte Literacy Night 2019! We can't say thank you enough.
A HUGE thank you from Shadow Butte Elementary! We gave away 600 books to children who attended our Literacy Night with the Treasure Valley Avengers and Gary Hogg Children's Book Author. Thank you for this amazing gift you give to children whose families often cannot afford books. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
On behalf of children birth to three in North Idaho, thank you #Bookitforwardidaho for your generous book donation of 400 books!!! 🤗 We are thrilled that we can offer books to our families. Your help makes our literacy challenge possible.

Providing books to children! To learn more visit: https://www.idahovoices.org/action/book-it-forward/ Did you know that in middle and high income homes, there are up to 54 books per child?

Did you know that in low income homes, there is 1 book per 300 children?! Even if these kids do well in school, they do not have the resources (books) at home to become successful readers. Reading proficiently at the end of 3rd grade is the most significant indicator of success in school, high school graduation, and post secondary education. And/or it can predict entry into the juvenile justice sy

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Books and author visits for low income children, organized by Cristianne Lane 22/01/2022

Books and author visits for low income children, organized by Cristianne Lane

Want to help get books to kids and empower them to write a book themselves?

We just contributed to this GoFundMe campaign to get A Dog Named Bronco, and a reading specialist into Boise schools to do just that!

Books and author visits for low income children, organized by Cristianne Lane I am teaming up with Book it Forward! Idaho, a Boise-based non-profit… Cristianne Lane needs your support for Books and author visits for low income children

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 22/01/2022

550 new and gently-used books are now with Lincoln County Youth Center for after school learning and reading fun! And we beat the snowstorm back to Boise!

Thanks for the opportunity to share these wonderful books with kids ages baby to high school.

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 22/01/2022

Thanks to our donors, we were able to give 100 mostly new books to Burley Public Library, to honor Fred Wood for State Representative.

Based on his very impressive policy track record, he creates real change for Idaho kids. His 2021 Kids Matter Index score is 100%, and he is helping to ensure a bright future for ALL our children, by advocating for education funding and early learning.

Many thanks to Idaho Children are Primary for recognizing Rep. Wood's contributions!

21/01/2022

5 years ago Book it Forward received the Governor’s Brightest Star Award for Nonprofits/Civic Organizations for a “commitment to giving to others and ensuring a bright future for all citizens”. As of today, we’ve donated over 670,000 kids books! Thank you to all who support us in so many ways!

5 years ago Book it Forward received the Governor’s Brightest Star Award for Nonprofits/Civic Organizations for a “commitment to giving to others and ensuring a bright future for all citizens”. As of today, we’ve donated over 670,000 kids books! Thank you to all who support us in so many ways!

19/01/2022

It was a busy day at Book it Forward! Book boxes overflowing and we delivered 800 kids’ books to WICAP Head Start program! Thank you to all who keep giving us books and monetary donations for requested kids’ books!

It was a busy day at Book it Forward! Book boxes overflowing and we delivered 800 kids’ books to WICAP Head Start program! Thank you to all who keep giving us books and monetary donations for requested kids’ books!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 19/01/2022

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is key to raising kids who are caring, empathetic, and able to deal with their emotions in a healthy way.

Through your generous support, we were able to buy 150 new SEL books for Taft Elementary School, Whitney Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Garfield Elementary School and Morley Nelson Elementary School!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 19/01/2022

Our donors are so generous to share their gently-used books and to buy new books. We are especially excited to receive Spanish language books for the many ESL students. Parents can participate in reading to their children, and also learn along the way.

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 18/01/2022

We love Westside Pizza!

They donated toys from their Christmas toy drive and we were able to get them to kids in Nampa, along with gently-used and new books.

Many thanks to Jeff and his team for looking out for our community and helping kids in need!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 18/01/2022

Thank you to BSU rockstars Erin Rausch (Coordinator for Student Support), Kara Brascia (Dir. of Service Learning), and students Ella, Beth, & Tess, for cleaning hundreds of books for our MLK Jr. Day of Service tradition!
#mlkday
#bookitforward

17/01/2022

Today is MLK Jr. Day of Service. Today we’ll be cleaning books with BSU students for kids who have little or no access to books.
#bookitforward
#mlkday

Today is MLK Jr. Day of Service. Today we’ll be cleaning books with BSU students for kids who have little or no access to books.
#bookitforward
#mlkday

04/01/2022

We just mailed 9 boxes of 650 books for Panhandle Health District's home visiting program! These baby board books and preschool books will be valuable learning materials for families!

We just mailed 9 boxes of 650 books for Panhandle Health District's home visiting program! These baby board books and preschool books will be valuable learning materials for families!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 04/01/2022

We are very appreciative of a very generous donor of a YA book collection! We delivered them today to Kuna Middle School for kids to take home and read all of the genres and amazing books! Thank you, Emily!!

And many thanks to the school librarian, who is always looking out for her kids and opportunities to expand their world.

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 28/12/2021

We love the work that Terry Reilly Health Services does in our community!

They are developing a series of prenatal/parenting classes that will be offered to patients and community members.

We provided 225 new and gently-used early literacy books!

28/12/2021

We just delivered 950+ books to WICAP of Canyon County!

As their mission states: Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Thanks to all of our donors for making this happen!

We just delivered 950+ books to WICAP of Canyon County!

As their mission states: Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Thanks to all of our donors for making this happen!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 21/12/2021

Tricia Smith Stansberry is amazing!
The books she donated to us are amazing!
THANK YOU!!!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 21/12/2021

Happy Holidays to Grace Jordan Elementary School. We delivered 600+ books for kids to take home for holiday reading. A school staff person wrote back:

First of all, I would like to thank you for the vision of the Book It Forward Program! Your kindness will be repaid with children that have the opportunity to become great readers!!

Books are such a wonderful, lasting gift and "gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are" - a favorite quote by Mason Cooley.

It will be exciting to see their faces when the students come to the library to select a book in the next few days.

Happy Holidays!

YOU have made this happen with your donations of books and support of our book drive at Barnes & Noble! Thank you!

Book It Forward Idaho and Lee Pesky Center bring book writing workshop to local school 17/12/2021

Book It Forward Idaho and Lee Pesky Center bring book writing workshop to local school

Thank you Cristianne Lane for being a super educator and taking your new book, A Dog Named Bronco, to Taft Elementary School!

This is another way that we are partnering with local people and organizations to promote reading!

Book It Forward Idaho and Lee Pesky Center bring book writing workshop to local school Kids learn to read up through third grade, after that, experts say, they are reading to learn. And thanks to Book It Forward Idaho, they're providing students with new and gently used books, to help their minds grow. In early December, Book It Forward teamed up with the Lee Pesky Learning Center and...

16/12/2021

Christmas came early!

THANK YOU!! Barnes & Noble patrons, who bought a truck load of books for kids! We've got them and are sorting for delivery to Boise School District Community Schools, WICAP of Canyon County (Head Starts) and early learning programs in Panhandle Health District.

Thank you for supporting our book drive and book fair every year.
It truly makes a huge impact in kids' lives!

Christmas came early!

THANK YOU!! Barnes & Noble patrons, who bought a truck load of books for kids! We've got them and are sorting for delivery to Boise School District Community Schools, WICAP of Canyon County (Head Starts) and early learning programs in Panhandle Health District.

Thank you for supporting our book drive and book fair every year.
It truly makes a huge impact in kids' lives!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 15/12/2021

This is the amazing Amelia Keily, BSU Outreach Coordinator with Community Impact Programs in the Dept of Extended Studies. She organized a holiday book-cleaning event for her dept and they cleaned thousands of books for us! Thank you so much!
#bsu
#bookitforward

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 15/12/2021

Jefferson Elementary School received 400+ books for holiday reading today! Everyone is ready for Santa!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 14/12/2021

Christmas is coming early! We just delivered almost 700 books to Horizon Elementary for take home holiday reading!

13/12/2021

Happy holidays from all of us at Book it Forward! Idaho. Thank you for donating your gently-used & new books to us!
#bookitforward
#donatebooks

Happy holidays from all of us at Book it Forward! Idaho. Thank you for donating your gently-used & new books to us!
#bookitforward
#donatebooks

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 09/12/2021

Our favorite local author, Cristianne Lane read her new book, A Dog Named Bronco today at William Howard Taft Elementary School!

And she gave the kids ArtPacks, a sack of art supplies to take home for creativity, expressing emotions, and maybe even some secret gift making!

Book it Forward! Idaho | The Rediscovered Bookshop 09/12/2021

Book it Forward! Idaho | The Rediscovered Bookshop

Rediscovered Bookshop WISH list!

Book it Forward! Idaho | The Rediscovered Bookshop

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 09/12/2021

Look at the fabulous new books from Rediscovered Bookshop! We are ever so grateful for this local book seller to provide us with advance copies and extra books.

We also have a "Wish List" where you can buy books and we will get them to kids who have little to no access to books at home.

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 08/12/2021

Books are packed up and ready for the BSU book-cleaning event!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 08/12/2021

🎶Oh! What Fun It Is🎶 to give away beautiful books 📚 to beautiful young people at the Y!

These lovely elves gave away and wrapped around 200 books yesterday!

Many thanks to Barnes & Noble for helping our elves shop for these books in store.

05/12/2021

A huge thank you to my dear friend, Maggie Beltrami, for purchasing 16 amazing books for us during our Barnes & Noble Book Fair! These books will be delivered to students just in time for the holiday!

A huge thank you to my dear friend, Maggie Beltrami, for purchasing 16 amazing books for us during our Barnes & Noble Book Fair! These books will be delivered to students just in time for the holiday!

Photos from Book it Forward Idaho's post 02/12/2021

Books are a wonderful gift that you can open all year long! Koelsch Elementary School and Hawthorne Elementary School received 500+ books each, so every student can take books home for holiday reading! Thanks to Boise School District Community Schools for making this connection for us!

Timeline Photos 01/12/2021

Timeline Photos

01/12/2021

Camp Romance has arrived! Thank you so much to author Shelby Baldwin for donating these brand new books for students!

Camp Romance has arrived! Thank you so much to author Shelby Baldwin for donating these brand new books for students!

30/11/2021

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30/11/2021

There are 3 days left to mention Book it Forward Idaho when you make your purchases at Barnes & Noble!

We will receive a percentage of sales, so we can buy new and popular books for kids. Having books available in the home is a critical part of becoming a proficient reader, so please help us continue this wonderful tradition!

You can also buy a book at the register through December 5th and we will get that book to a deserving kid for Christmas! Help us spread the love of reading and a life time of learning!

There are 3 days left to mention Book it Forward Idaho when you make your purchases at Barnes & Noble!

We will receive a percentage of sales, so we can buy new and popular books for kids. Having books available in the home is a critical part of becoming a proficient reader, so please help us continue this wonderful tradition!

You can also buy a book at the register through December 5th and we will get that book to a deserving kid for Christmas! Help us spread the love of reading and a life time of learning!

25/11/2021

We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and wholeheartedly thank you for all of your support over the years! 🥰🥰

Together we have donated more than 665,000 books to kids in Idaho, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and South Africa.

As you are doing your holiday shopping at Barnes & Noble, mention Book it Forward Idaho when you make your purchases, between November 26 - December 2nd and we will be able to buy new books for kids this holiday season!

We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and wholeheartedly thank you for all of your support over the years! 🥰🥰

Together we have donated more than 665,000 books to kids in Idaho, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and South Africa.

As you are doing your holiday shopping at Barnes & Noble, mention Book it Forward Idaho when you make your purchases, between November 26 - December 2nd and we will be able to buy new books for kids this holiday season!

19/11/2021

Here is our fabulous local author, Cristianne Lane and A Dog Named Bronco!

Here is our fabulous local author, Cristianne Lane and A Dog Named Bronco!

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