Every child loves the summer. No school work, warmer weather, and endless time to play with friends and just relax are among the many reasons children enjoy their time off. It is a time to reset and prepare for the next year of learning. While the summer months are a great time for a well deserved break from the stress and activity of the school year, it can also pose a threat to the achievements and hard work the students put in over the past school year. The "summer slide"
Today is Up With Books’ 5th anniversary! Five years ago today, sisters Ashley and Paige officially incorporated Up With Books. Inspired with the idea of providing books to those less fortunate, the co-founders of the new corporation were determined to spread their love of reading as well as promote the benefits of continuous reading from a young age. For the past five years, volunteers have been working hard to fulfil our mission of providing books to those less fortunate. Up
We are all still powering through COVID-19, a time where many have even less resources than they are used to having. For the last 10 months we have all been reflecting on the things we have taken for granted, discovered new ways of continuing our normal lives, and learned to let go of things we might have to do without for the time being. This specifically impacts children who need access to books, both for school and reading for fun. School and public libraries are the main
Up With Books was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Monogram Loves Kids Foundation! Thank you Monogram Foods for this generous donation and support of our mission. The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation was created in 2010 as part of Monogram Foods’ commitment to give back to the communities in which it does business. Monogram Foods, its shareholders, team members, and vendors believe in sharing their resources and reinvesting in the communities where we live and work. Through th
Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for their very generous donation of over 3,500 books. This donation enables Up With Books to deliver almost 1,000 book bags to children this summer. We will continue this endeavor to deliver more book bags over the December break and every Summer. Thank you to all who have supported us - and a special thank you to Ayer Moving and Storage who helped us get this delivery. #UpWithBooks #rading #read #books #readbooks #education #support
Every Friday morning this summer we will be at the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry reading and distributing books to the children in the Fitchburg area.
Now that summer is here, we need to encourage children to keep reading. Many children struggle with the "Summer Slide" once school is out and they no longer have access to books. Six out of ten households do not buy a single book in a year. Having books in their homes is a good step toward avoiding the summer slide and
World Book Day has been celebrated every April 23rd since 1995. It was started and organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to promote reading. What other ways can we entice kids to read? #UpWithBooks #read #readers #reading #books #readbooks #MAkingadifference #education #bookstokids #kidsread #childrensbooks #worldbookday
Thank you to Country Day School for the hundreds of books donated last week! We are excited to be finding new homes for all these great books. We will be distributing books beginning next week so that children will have them during the school breaks. Keep Reading!! #UpWithBooks #donate #dogood #nonprofit #charity #MAkingadifference #books #read #readbooks #reading #readers #literacymatters #education
Got books? We sure do! As summer nears, we are in the process of distributing books to schools, food pantries, shelters, and even directly to children in need. Our current inventory is over 2,500 books.
We believe that children deserve the opportunity to own at least one new book of their own. Up With books, inc. is a non-profit corporation started by two high school students. They saw that while there were many groups that provides assistance for basic needs, there was