July 18, 2009

Help spread your love of reading

Filed under: Community Outreach — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 12:19 am

openbooklogoDo you love to read? Can you spare an extra hour in your work schedule? Open Books needs you! The Chicago-based literacy nonprofit is seeking volunteers for their youth literacy program, Reading Buddies. Currently there are sites at elementary schools in West Town and Bucktown, more coming soon. Check out the Open Books Volunteer page for this and other ways to help kids (and adults) develop a love of reading.

Piles of unused books in your office or home? Clean off your desk and donate your books to Open Books. Not only will you get a warm fuzzy feeling, but a tax deduction to boot. Their bookstore and literacy center will be opening this fall in River North.