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Young people do read. If they have books.

Through ReadThis, our friends at the National Book Foundation once again donated Young Adult books to a school that needed them. A full 138 books went off to a public middle school in Brooklyn. You can read here how much the donation meant. Thank you, National Book Foundation: Dear ReadThis and the National Book Foundation, […]

Birthday party delivers books

We have got to hand it to two of ReadThis’ youngest members, Beckett and his friend, Eli, who threw a joint birthday party and asked their friends to bring books to donate to a public school in New York that needed them. ReadThis directed them to P.S. 46, Edward Blum school in Fort Greene, which […]

Thank you, Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company donated 500 copies of The Road by Cormac McCarthy through ReadThis to the Bronx Academy and to Science Skills Center High School in Brooklyn. The books will be taught to senior classes and AP English this spring.

5 Great Irish Books: St. Pat’s Day Gold

There are so many great Irish books it is hard to know where to start. But if you would like to sample some Irish writing, without plunging straight into Finnegans Wake, or if you fancy exploring beyond Joyce, Beckett, Wilde and Yeats, here are a few ideas. A good place to start is the Collected […]

What Happens When a Bunch of Greeks, Sven the Mover, and Three Great Writers Work Together: Schools Get the Books They Need

In late January 2011, ReadThis was approached by Ben Mathan, Inter Greek Council Vice President at New York University. The Greek Council had launched a drive to collect children’s books and had been so successful, they had 5,000 books to give away. ReadThis identified three public elementary schools in Brooklyn (Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick) greatly […]

Brooklyn Report: What Your Book Donations Meant to One School

Dear ReadThis and ReadThis Members, Happy New Year! Here at PAVE Academy Charter School in Red Hook, Brooklyn, we can say with confidence that our students had a very happy New Year thanks to the generosity of ReadThis and its members. We received a very large donation of gently used books from ReadThis in December […]

Wrapper’s Delight, pt. 2

ReadThis volunteers put in a weekend of gift-wrapping at Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore the weekend before Christmas. All tips went to supplement the classroom libraries at nearby PS 46. They burned through rolls of paper and yards of Scotch tape, and when the dust cleared, they’d collected $668—enough to send more than FIFTY NEW BOOKS to […]

Books for Bushwick, Brooklyn: Thanks ReadThis donors

On MLK Day, ReadThis would like to thank the people whose community service in late 2010 led to a financially strapped public school in Bushwick, Brooklyn, getting 49 sets of 5 books each for their small reading groups. This elementary school, PS 376A, asked ReadThis to help inspire its young readers by providing series for […]

From one book lover to another

A student from public charter school, PAVE Academy in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with one of the ReadThis book drive donations.

Thank you, ReadThis members, for your generous 2010

So many ReadThis members dug deep at the end of 2010 to help their fellow book lovers, we’re going to have to thank you all in waves. Let’s start with the general book drives in November that gathered donations for New York City public schools in need from the Bronx, to Harlem, to Red Hook, to […]