July 5, 2017 — Lehigh Valley, Pa. Judith’s Reading Room, a nonprofit literacy organization founded in 2010, reminds the public that the application for its 3rd annual “Freedom Through Literacy Award” is Friday, July 7 at midnight. The application is available at www.judithsreadingroom.org.
The Award honors individual champions of literacy from all disciplines around the world — teachers, librarians, authors, researchers, educators, literacy non-profit leaders — anyone who has done exemplary work to instill in others a love of reading. Top prize is $3,000 and one runner-up will be awarded $1,000. An honorable mention will be eligible to win $500 value in new books.
One change marks the 2017 Award: First, Judith’s Reading Room will accept “nominations by self” and also nominations for others. Therefore, if you are a student or a parent of a student and you love your teacher or librarian: nominate them!
Since its inception, Judith’s Reading Room has established 95 libraries in 18 countries filled with more than 127,000 books valued at nearly $1.4 million. Judith’s Reading Room founded the “Freedom Through Literacy” Award in 2015.
On Wednesday May 4th we gathered together to celebrate Judith’s Reading Room 2016 Freedom Through Literacy Awards Winners. We would like to the share this wonderfully produced video shown at the 2016 Freedom Through Literacy Award dinner in honor of Kelly Stoop’s GRAND PRIZE Award initiative “Book Blast”.
More information on Kelly Stoops, “Book Blast” and the winners will be coming soon!
Judith’s Reading Room celebrated its 65th month of boxing books for active duty troops and veterans at its final Boxing Party on Monday, November 2, 2015.
Thirty-four community volunteers ranging in age from 3 to 70 gathered at the organization’s southside Bethlehem headquarters. Packing 965 mostly new novels worth $10,608, the volunteers smashed previous shipment totals. The organization serves VA hospitals and shelters in Pennsylvania at the PA Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home and Butler Healthcare, the VA Hospital in E. Orange New Jersey, and Steadfast House in NC, a shelter for women veterans and their children.
Over the past five years, Judith’s Reading Room, a nonprofit literacy organization, has shipped a total of 126,442 books worth $1,371,791. Nearly 50% of all shipments have been to military bases, hospitals, shelters and aircraft carriers here and around the world. The organization has established 93 libraries in 16 countries serving tens of thousands of children and adults who crave the opportunity to read for fun.
Judith’s Reading Room has shifted its focus to searching the world for individual champions of literacy from all disciplines — teachers, librarians, authors, researchers, educators — anyone who has done exemplary work to instill in others a love of reading. The $10,000 Award carries a top prize of $5,000 and up to five $1,000 runner-up prizes.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to Judith’s Reading Room in loving Memory of our friend Kelly Stoops. Enjoy traditional cask beer served from a naturally carbonated, hand drawn firkin. Stop by after 5pm to learn more about the charity and to drink a pint for a good cause. Cheers!
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Talbots and Judith’s Reading Room invite you to an afternoon of shopping and refreshments. Bring the kids for an afternoon of reading and treats! Monster theme – “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and other monster themed books. Activity – Oragami Monster book marks. 10% of the pre-sale tax sales will be donated to Judith’s Reading Room. Please RSVP by Oct. 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org.