Judith's Reading Room is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010 to enrich lives and societies by proactively encouranging freedom through literacy.

Freedom Through Literacy Awards!

The Freedom Through Literacy Award identifies and honors individual champions of literacy from all disciplines around the world — teachers, librarians, authors, researchers, educators... Learn More»

2019 Freedom Through Literacy Awards!

2019 Freedom Through Literacy Award Winners! Learn More»

2018 Freedom Through Literacy Awards!

2018 Freedom Through Literacy Award Winners! Learn More»

International

Judith's Reading Room has libraries in 22 countries around the world, with more on the way! Read more »

Bi-Coastal Literacy Project

Judith's Reading Room has provided books to establish book clubs for at-risk youth. Read more »

101 LIBRARIES in 22 COUNTRIES

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Very much delayed but with much gratitude and excitement, we have finally been able to call Ziga Primary School’s library the 100th Judith’s Reading Room library! Due to schools been closed in Zimbabwe as a result of Covid-19 from March 2020 – March 2021, our much anticipated unveiling of Judith’s Reading Room’s 100th library at Ziga had to wait until we were able to visit schools again.
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2021 FREEDOM THROUGH LITERACY WINNERS ANNOUNCED. The Freedom Through Literacy Award was initiated in 2015 as the organization’s signature event. Including the 2021 winners, the organization will have disbursed $43,500 in cash awards to 40 unique champions of literacy. Freedom Through Literacy Award winners — 2015-2021 — hail from the United States, the Philippines, Bhutan, Pakistan, Rwanda, Cambodia, Mexico, Australia, Zimbabwe, Greece and Cyprus.
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Camel Named ‘Bright’ Delivers Books to Children in Hard to Reach Villages October 29, 2020 — Today, Judith’s Reading Room announces its 101st library — the first-ever Judith’s Reading Room mobile library to utilize a camel to deliver books to children. The camel driver, Murad, and his camel named ‘Bright,’ carried 500 children’s books to the nearly impossible to reach community of Kech Balochistan in southwest Pakistan.
Its premier recognition, the annual Freedom Through Literacy Award, identifies and honors individuals who have done exemplary work to instill in others, a love of reading. Since 2015, The Freedom Through Literacy Award has disbursed $38,500 in prize money, honoring 36 individual champions of literacy in the United States, the Philippines, Bhutan, Pakistan, Rwanda, Cambodia, Mexico, Australia, Zimbabwe and Greece.