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Easy Reader

As a literacy volunteer, you’ll make a big impact — by reading to kids at a homeless shelter, to the elderly or the visually impaired. Organizing story hours at a library is a good idea, too; so are starting book drives, and helping young kids keep their reading skills sharp over the summer.

See how these honorees helped others through books and literacy
  • Melissa Newkirk

    Melissa leveraged her volunteer work with a national pet therapy organization to create a program that helps students at a local elementary school improve their literacy skills by having them read out loud to therapy dogs.

  • Adam Skelton

    Adam has collected more than a ton of books over the past two years and shipped them to rural Alaskan communities that lack ready access to reading materials.

  • Annika Cushnyr 

    Annika collected 4,000 new and used books to start a "giving library" so that children and their families who visit a local medical center can get free books to take home and keep.

  • Allyson Forger

    Allyson promotes the love of reading and writing in young students through a club she organized that sends high school students to elementary school classrooms to assist with reading activities.

Additional Resources

Reading is Fundamental

Read for Literacy, Inc.

Little Free Library

American Library Association