Who We Are

Books Are Wings has 30,000 books- help us put them in the hands of children in 2016. The #Gift of Literacy campaign provides essential funds for programs that build children’s opportunity, desire and passion to read. Help us awaken a child’s interest and #keepkidsreading.

Did you know...
  • In 2015 we distributed over 32,000 free books to 16,000 children in RI's core urban areas. 
  • 60% of children from low-income families have no books in their homes
  • 42% of low-income 4th graders in Rhode Island are not proficient in reading.  This is in stark contrast with the 83% of higher-income 4th graders who scored at or above proficiency on the state NECAP exam (Rhode Island Kids Count 2015 Fact Book)
Books Are Wings is dedicated to putting free books in the hands of children.  We do this by hosting free Book Parties in schools, early learning centers and community events.  At these parties children participate in storytelling, engage in literacy activities and listen to music. Children are provided with a choice of two free quality books to take home and keep.    

Books Are Wings is able to reach so many children because of to the generous support of our volunteers and donors. Your donations makes a big difference in the lives of local children.  Thank you!

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