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Review for Make Way For Books, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Make Way for Books puts books into the hands of young children, who might not otherwise have access to them. Through its innovative programs in low income areas of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Make Way for Books gives children and their families the chance to fall in love with books and reading.
Not only are the staff caring and dedicated, they are smart about what works, and what doesn’t. For instance, they provide workshops to childcare providers, teaching them effective ways to share books. Many children spend hours in daycare, but most caregivers have little or no training in this area.
I have been a part of this organization since its founding, when we began providing libraries and volunteer readers to local preschools and daycare centers. Each program we added addressed another area of need, and staff are constantly evaluating and tweaking services.
Make Way for Books delivers on the promise of its name. I am proud to say I give my time and money to this wonderful organization, and I invite you join me.

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I wish I could wave my magic fairy wand and let everyone know about Make Way for Books, because it needs more broad-based financial support from the community. Getting the word out can be hard! We are actively growing our board of directors, where you can have a real impact on setting policy, all with an eye to making sure young children have the opportunity to fall in love with books and reading.

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Role:  Board Member