The mission of the Books for Kids Foundation is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children.
Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books, and partners with literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in life.
Studies show that emergent literacy in preschoolers must be supported by a print-rich environment. Books for Kids ensures that Department of Education-recommended books are available wherever children spend their day, by donating books and establishing libraries in those facilities. Books for Kids also strives to build book collections at home for each child to read and share with their family.
MBF is proud to have supported the building or complete renovation of 16 lending libraries in early childhood centers, including: 8 in New York City, 3 in Los Angeles, 3 in Las Vegas and 2 in Boston! Our support also pays for a literacy program in each library and books for each child to start building a home library.