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Annual Book Drive

Benefitting students participating in our summer math and reading program.

June -July

Literacy and Poverty statistics

  • Students who have access to different types of reading materials at home have higher reading proficiency.

  • In some low-income neighborhoods, there is ONE BOOK PER EVERY 300 CHILDREN.

  • In middle-income neighborhoods, there are 13 books per ONE CHILD.

  • Students who read at home are better readers and have higher math scores.

  • 83% of low-income 4th graders score "Below Proficient" in reading.

  • 2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare. Over 70% of America’s inmates cannot read above a 4th grade level.

  • Of adults with the lowest literacy levels, 43 percent live in poverty 


S.P.A.R.K (Summers Producing Academically Ready Kids) is Noggin's free, 6-week program providing math and reading enrichment activities with the goal of reducing or preventing summer learning loss.  Each summer we serve 150 pre-k through middle school students. 

Our goal is for each student participating in S.P.A.R.K. to go home with a new book and a new children's bible of their own.  We have created an Amazon wish list for suggestions but will take any donated books that are new.  


Amazon Book Wish List

Partner Organizations



For more information contact: 

Doneda Bailey

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