September 24, 2010
I highly encourage anyone who is looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community to consider Book'em. I do not have children of mine own yet, however I have always loved reading and feel that all children should own books. In the fall of 2009 I was assigned my first reading classroom. I was nervous at first, but the Book'em staff was supportive and provided me with lots of training and contact information so that I never felt alone. I read aloud to the class of 20 children 5 times during the 2009-2010 school year. At each visit I would bring a variety of brand new books from the Book’em library, so that each child could select a book of their very own to take home. The children were so sweet and excited to see me everytime. They enjoyed our story time together even if they already knew every word of the book that I was planning on reading to them. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to reading to another class this year.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the excitement of the children as they tell me about the books that they have read since my last visit.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
immidiate satisfaction of knowing that you are doing a good thing for children.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
kind, thoughtful, resourceful, dedicated, caring,selfless
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
give books to every child in Nashville.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Read to 2nd graders.