Grow Your Library Initiatives
Free New Class Set of Books Program
With this program, students that need help purchasing assigned books can receive them free-
of-charge. Teachers simply fill out an order form with how many copies they need, and Options
For Literacy will fulfill the order. Books assigned through class curriculum are essential to
students’ learning and success in the course. However, some students and their families may
experience difficulty in purchasing them. With Options For Literacy’s help, families do not have
to compromise money allotted to living expenses for their students’ education.
Reading has the power to impact a child’s ambition and appreciation for education. Yet, children in underserved communities face inaccessibility and financial impediments to acquiring such books. Options For Literacy seeks to combat this through DEAR incentive program. Students will read a certain number of books to receive a gift card of their choice. After completion, a book will be donated to the classroom library. Along with personal and academic growth, students learn first-hand that they can make a difference in their community.
Through Options For Literacy’s book fair program , students receive their first book free and others are sold at a discounted price. With over 50 books available among preschool to elementary-aged students, children will choose from titles focused on building positive character. Students and their families may choose the first book they will receive from our
catalog. Books sold at the fair will cost no more than $5, making quality books accessible to children at an affordable price.
Donations to Hospitals
Hospitals are invited to partner with Options For Literacy for book donations to child patients.
Medical treatment can be really stressful for young patients, so with books and other goodies,
OFL hopes to bring a smile to their faces. With our program, hospitals can expect a set of 50 books given each donation, along with items such as pens/pencils, puzzle books, and bookmarks. When hospitals run out of books, they will let OFL know to receive another set for their patients. Options For Literacy strives to maintain a long-term partnership to reach youth
through encouraging reads during this challenging time for them.
Thank You to the Grow Your Library Contributors
The success of the program is made possible by many generous donors. Publishers, authors, and many private donations allow Options For Literacy to expand adventures and learning through literature in libraries located in communities of high poverty and limited budgets. We thank one and all for their continued support.