(Video above filmed in 2019)
First, we learn to read—then we read to learn! For some of our community’s children, books are a luxury item. That’s where My Very Own Library comes in to help kids establish and grow their own personal home library.
Why access to books is so important for young people
Book ownership has a significant impact on:
- Emergent literacy skills
- Reading performance
- Attitude toward reading
- Motivation to read
- Reading behavior
- Basic language abilities
- General academic performance
Your donation of $25 to United Way's Community Fund supports programs like My Very Own Library and Build My Bookshelf that help local kids access free books to build their home libraries and cultivate a love of reading. Donate today.