At the Y, we believe all children should have access to books that will help them learn to read and discover their full potential. Books at home propel a child further in education and are the single biggest indicator of academic success. In fact, children growing up in homes with no books are, on average, academically three years behind children in homes with lots of books.
You can help by donating new or like new books to the YMCA that are suitable for children ages birth to third grade. Donated books will support our Y Readers and Parents as Teachers programs.