Bringing the Magic: Planning My First Vino & Libri

This month we’re featuring a special guest blog post from Book Trust’s Development Coordinator, Lily Melblom-Prosser.

It’s hard to believe that four short months ago, Book Trust was not a huge part of my life.

A Quest to Open Minds

As human beings, we are constantly looking for ways to improve. It is in our nature to want to be a little better tomorrow than we are today. Whether it is becoming more efficient with our energy use, extending our life expectancy, or increasing literacy rates, we are all working to raise the bar.

Our New Sustainability Strategy is a Great Match

The new year is a great time to reflect on beginnings, and how they can bring about change. As a mission-focused team, we’re always looking down the road to imagine how we’ll get from where we are today (53,000 students in 173 schools, in 21 states), to where we ultimately want to go – providing a truly significant percentage of America’s children who live in poverty a transformational opportunity to fall in love with reading and learning, and achieve their full potential.

Bedtime Stories: Getting our Kids to ‘Happily Ever After’

When bedtime rolls around in our family, reading is part of the routine. Sometimes, my 9-year-old son reads independently. Sometimes, I grab my book and we read side by side. And, the best nights are when we read some of the oldies but goodies he chooses to keep on his bookshelf like Food Fight, Tickle Monster, or Spoon. These are the books that conjure up memories and make us laugh together.

Partnership 2.0: Building a Sustainable and Impactful Future

Book Trust has seen significant growth in the last 18 months – nearly a 40% rise in the number of students served and an almost 35% increase in revenue.

Scaling Book Trust

Who loves a great challenge? You know - the kind that keeps your mind racing from one idea to another, sometimes waking you up at night or distracting you in the shower.

Choice Matters in Motivating Lifelong Learners

"I was once one of those kids. At 7 years old, I was deeply ashamed to be in the remedial reading program. The experience was made worse when the teacher told my parents there was nothing left she could do, I was a 'lost cause.'"

Book Trust Choice Matters

10+ Ways to Champion Book Trust’s Mission

"Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them–a desire, a dream, a vision."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Year-end Reflections

"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together."
James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney

The Book Trust Key Three Key 3: Consistency

Old Habits Die Hard

We all have them. We probably don’t remember when they started. We all try to break them. Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we don’t. Whether it is nail biting, pimple popping, peeling skin off apples, tapping your fingers to the beat, obsessively checking your phone... The list goes on and on.

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