For many children, competing in the global economy requires English comprehension. Yet it is nearly impossible to secure children’s books in English for schools and children who cannot afford them. Judith’s Reading Room has stepped in to fill that gap in the belief that reading is a right, not a privilege and that when we empower others, we empower ourselves.

Parties interested in a Judith’s Reading Room Library should fill out and complete the Judith’s Reading Room’s Freedom Through Literacy Award Application.  If selected as an award winner, the organization will consider establishing a library.  Click here to apply.

In 2013, we added Costa Rica, Cambodia, Japan, Namibia, and China to the growing list of countries impacted by our libraries. Judith’s Reading Room can now be found in 19 different countries outside the states.

“Literacy is much more than an educational priority – it i the ultimate investment in the future … We wish to see a century where every child is able to read and to use this skill to gain autonomy.”

-Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General

International Libraries

From Top: Children learn from our books in Costa Rica, Namibia, and Cambodia