Engaging Literacy Program
Books Across Stamford is an engaging literacy program that focuses on motivating children to read by distributing free books and literacy resources to low-income children and families.
Summertime Books Across Stamford
In 2014 SPEF launched the summertime Books Across Stamford program. Since then, SPEF has been organizing 8 – 12 book giveaways at community centers and camps in an effort to help curb summer learning loss. Approximately 2,000 books are distributed each summer.
SPEF partners with Reading is FUNdamental and The Scholastic Possible Fund, along with Stamford’s Ferguson Library, to distribute over 2,500 new books each year throughout Stamford, to help children, Pre-K through 5th grade build home libraries.
SPEF also provides book donations throughout the year to other local organizations, and the City of Stamford.
Since 2013 SPEF has held two large-scale book giveaways per year at The Ferguson Library, distributing approximately 700 books to over 400 children at each event. These events also include guest readers, professional storytellers, arts & crafts activities, and snacks for all who attend.