Madison Reading Project celebrates giving 100,000 books this year

Amira & Hamza, The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed will be Madison Reading Project’s 100,000th book given away this year when it’s distributed to a child at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County.

“In a season noted for honoring generous giving, we’re celebrating the opportunity to bring books to deserving children,” said Rowan Childs, Madison Reading Project’s executive director and founder. “Our corporate donors, foundations, and especially individual givers during this month’s Community Book Drive make it possible to reach such a milestone. I am very proud of our team’s tenacity to make every book wish the best we can provide. Reaching this number is a huge achievement of our organization and mirrors the need that is in our community for quality reading materials.”

Working with the Wisconsin State Journal’s Empty Stocking Club, Madison Reading Project plans to bring more than 10,000 books to the annual holiday toy distribution event.

“With the communities’ help, we’ll work to get new books that kids want into the hands of children from birth to age 18, who may have few, if any, books in their homes,” Childs says.

To contribute and learn more, visit www.madisonreadingproject.com/communitybookdrive.