By reading together, we have donated 3,006,642 books. Help us donate the next million.

Take part in one of our Causes, which each season focus attention on a special area of literacy that needs our support. While you read from our digital library, we give real books to charities working tirelessly in communities around the world.

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Give the gift of reading this season.

Celebrate the holidays with the We Give Books! During A Season of Giving campaign, share the gift of reading with your friends and family as together we raise awareness for the importance of literacy around the world.

We’re also pledging 20,000 print books for children in need around the world.

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Elementary schools earned 150,000 books during Read for My School!

We Give Books’ Read for My School program is a classroom-based reading initiative that gives public elementary schools and community members the chance to join together in an online reading campaign. In the process, participants have the opportunity to earn direct donations of brand-new hardcover and paperback books for their schools.

This year, We Give Books readers earned 150,000 printed LeapFrog books for their schools in just 10 days. Over 900 schools across the US earned books in the 2013 campaign.

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Fight summer brain drain with Read for My Summer!

Help support public libraries while keeping your kids reading and learning all summer long by participating in the We Give Books Read for My Summer program.

Read for My Summer highlights a special book for you and your child to read online from the We Give Books library every week, along with fun activities and reading tips to make each book come to life, including custom activities from ReadWriteThink. This free 10-week program helps parents, schools and libraries offer children an exciting online reading experience, while helping to share books with public libraries in the US.

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Jumpstart’s Read for the Record on We Give Books

Each fall, readers from around the world show their support for early childhood literacy by reading, giving, sharing – and record-breaking – on WeGiveBooks.org. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is an annual campaign to raise awareness for the importance of early childhood literacy by setting a new world record for the largest shared reading.

This year, millions of readers around the world joined together on October 3, 2013 to read Otis by Loren Long and to support Jumpstart’s mission to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

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