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Together, we have read 3,458,407 books. Help us give by taking 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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Season’s Readings

Welcome to our first annual Season’s Readings campaign! With the arrival of holiday time, we’re offering a special reading challenge: each week a different sponsor is helping us double your impact during this season of giving.

We’re challenging you to help us read 5,000 books – and give 10,000 books to children in need – each week this season! For every book you read online during the six weeks of Season’s Readings, we’ll put two books into the hands of children in need. The holidays are a wonderful time to teach your children about giving back, and giving is as easy as reading together on We Give Books. Learn more about the impact you are making just by reading with us.

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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.

In 2013, 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.

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Fight summer brain drain with Read for My Summer!

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.

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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 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.

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