Educational Institutions

Bring Me a Book Foundation

  • Redwood City, CA
  • www.bringmeabook.org

Mission Statement

To strengthen the language and literacy skills of underserved children.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Bookcase Library Program
  3. First Teachers Program
  4. Take Home Book Program
  5. Program Development
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Bring Me A Book delivers early childhood literacy programs throughout Silicon Valley, Los Angeles County/Southern California, and St Louis, Missouri

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Kerry Enright

Keywords

Self-reported

family literacy, early childhood literacy, children, family, reading aloud, reading, bookcase, library, children's literacy, 0-5 literacy, reading from infancy, promoting literacy, shared book experience, family bonding, school success, learning, kindergarten, community service, books,

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EIN

77-0481924

 Number

2755620436

Physical Address

330 Twin Dolphin Dr. Ste., 101

Redwood City, CA 94065

Also Known As

Bring Me A Book

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

BMABF responds to this critical regional and nationwide need for creating a read aloud culture by offering programs and services that reach thousands of children and families of all backgrounds while generating wide distribution of quality children's books -- especially to those who need them most. Book Bag Library Program--Provides working parents with convenient access to quality books for their children-right in the workplace! The Book Bag Library is a lending library that holds over 200 quality children's books and tapes/cds in pre-assigned canvas bags, displayed in a bookcase and categorized by age and reading level. Employers or donors can purchase/donate the low cost, low maintenance Book Bag Library as a benefit for employees, their families and the community. Currently, Book Bag Libraries are located at organizations such as Sanmina-SCI, Palo Alto Commons, Family Service Agency of San Mateo, OICW, and Canal Community Alliance. Bookcase Library Program--Matches donors with non-profit organizations to place bookcases filled with quality, age appropriate and culturally diverse books into community organizations such as pre-schools, child care centers, classrooms, health centers, shelters, waiting rooms and community centers. The Bookcase Library holds 30-50 exemplary children's books for ages 0-11. The quality book selection is customized according to the age and cultural background of the children using the library. Each Bookcase Library comes with bookplates in each book and a plaque on the front of each bookcase with recognition to the donor(s). Some recipients of the Bookcase Libraries include organizations such as: Green Oaks Academy, East Palo Alto, CA; El Camino Hospital's Emergency Department, Mountain View, CA; Community Infant Toddler Center, San Mateo, CA; Mission College, Child Development Center, Santa Clara, CA; Womenspace, Eugene, OR. First Teachers Program--BMABF is currently developing First Teachers, a proposed regional, and ultimately national, literacy training program, that seeks to engage and educate parents, caregivers and pre-school teachers. This program intends to reach the first teachers of children (ages 0-5) convincing them of the importance of reading aloud with young children--supporting emergent literacy skills, school readiness, and family bonding experiences. This program's focus is to supplement the Bookcase Libraries and Book Bag Libraries sites with valuable skills for reading aloud; thus, creating sustainable programs for the workplace and the community. Master Book Lists--Outstanding Book List's assembled by Kay Goines, a nationally recognized expert on children's literature, are available to assist parents, teachers, school districts and other non-profit organizations with their selection of quality childrens books. BMABF also supports many non-profit organizations in purchasing books and corresponding tapes at significant cost savings. In addition, BMABF makes substantial book/tape donations to other non-profit organizations and teachers. Teacher Educational Videos--BMABF developed and produced teacher educational videos and accompanying guides for use in the classroom. These videos are donated free of charge at conferences and are distributed to teaching credential programs.

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Program 2

Bookcase Library Program

Bookcase Library Program:Each BMAB Bookcase Library holds 30-35 exemplary, multicultural hard-cover children’s books selected by a diverse Advisory Committee of teachers, storytellers, children’s literature and development specialists, and children’s book authors. The quality book selection is customized according to the age and cultural background of the children at each targeted site. Books are available in multiple languages and some titles are available in bilingual editions. The books are hard-backed and high-quality, which adds to their durability as well as the unspoken message that these are important gifts and that reading is essential and should be enjoyed often. The library includes both the classics and the best of newly-published books, and the quality-constructed bookcases.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

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Program 3

First Teachers Program

First Teachers Program:
 
The First Teachers program is an interactive workshop that engages and educates parents and childcare providers about the critical importance of reading aloud. The curriculum was developed by teachers, training professionals, and literature experts at BMAB, and has been vetted by Stanford’s School of Education. It covers:

·         Why reading aloud is so important (understanding infant brain development)

·         How to overcome the obstacles to creating a read aloud ritual in the home

·         Where to find free books to read to your children (introducing the public library)

BMAB teaches this workshop at each Preschool Library Initiative site at convenient times and locations for both parents and teachers, and is provided free of charge to its participants. The course teaches parents that “reading aloud to your children is important.”   And, once the parents and teachers understand why reading aloud is important, we teach them how to read aloud to children. 

Our curriculum is alive, fun, interactive, and highly visual by using “modeling the message” techniques to empower and educate parents with young children to become their child’s “first teachers”. The goals of the training are to help parents, childcare providers, and teachers overcome the barriers to reading aloud to children and motivate them to incorporate reading aloud into their daily ritual – supporting emergent literacy skills, school readiness and family bonding experiences.

BMAB trainers are bilingual and have expertise in instructing Spanish-speaking parents, as over 50% of the parents who attend these classes are considered “English Language Learners”. 

First Teachers Training supplements each Bookcase Library to ensure that the full potential of each Library is enjoyed by parents, childcare providers, teachers, and children. This course develops the potential of families by empowering parents with young children (0-5) to become their child’s “first teachers.”

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 4

Take Home Book Program

Not available

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None

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None

None

None

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Program 5

Program Development

Not available

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None

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None

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None

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Bring Me A Book delivers early childhood literacy programs throughout Silicon Valley, Los Angeles County/Southern California, and St Louis, Missouri

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Bring Me A Book Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Principal Officer

Kerry Enright

BIO

With fifteen years of nonprofit and for profit leadership, Terri Clark joined Bring Me A Book in April 2010. Since 2005 Terri served as the Executive Director of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, where she lead the Foundation to new levels of success through expanding and improving existing programs and forging significant new partnerships with Google, YouTube, PBS and mtvU. Terri also served as the Executive Director of the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles and Regional Program Director of Pen Center USA West. Before beginning her career in the nonprofit sector, Terri was Senior Vice President of Development for Trilogy Entertainment where she managed more than fifty feature film and television projects at Columbia, Disney, FOX, MGM/USA, Sony, Paramount and Warner Brothers.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Judy Koch

1st ACT Silicon Valley

Term: Nov 2010 - Nov 2011

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