Libraries on the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77)

Posted on 03-08-2014

Children’s library on board the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Over the last three years Judith's Reading Room has donated two libraries aboard the USS GEORGE H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier. This has been an ongoing effort and a primary focus of Judith's Reading Room's Holiday Book Drives in 2012 and 2013. The first library, for the Sailors, was established i...Read More...

BASD's Community Service Program

Posted on 03-01-2014

 The Bethlehem Area School District’s Board of School Directors recently approved Judith's Reading Room as part of  BASD's community service program. Community Service provides an opportunity for students to acquire life skills, develop leadership skills, and explore career choices. Beginning in 1990, the Bethlehem Area School District instituted a revised curriculu...Read More...

Doris Leiber - March 2014 Volunteer of The Month

Posted on 02-25-2014

Doris Leiber is named March Volunteer of the Month.  Doris, who hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, was Judith F. Krug's aunt and mother of co-founder Scott Leiber.  Every year when she visits the Leiber clan she volunteers at Judith's Reading Room.  In April, 2013, Judith's Reading Room honored Doris by agreeing to ship 50 new and gently-read children's books every ...Read More...

Grant awarded from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

Posted on 01-10-2014

Judith's Reading Room is pleased to announce that they have been awarded  a $5000 grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. This grant specifically supports Judith's Reading Room's Birth-2-Five Program. The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation promotes philanthropy in order to improve the quality of life in the region. The check will be presented by Lehigh Valley C...Read More...

Books Filling a Gap in an Educational Crisis!

Posted on 12-22-2013

Two Philadelphia-based Boys & Girls clubs are the recipients of 750 new books from Judith's Reading Room, a nonprofit literacy organization in Bethlehem, Pa. Cathy Leiber, who cofounded Judith's Reading Room with her husband Scott, delivered the two mobile library carts to the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club at 328 W. Coulter St., Philadelphia on Monday, Dec. 23 i...Read More...

Sunday's Morning Call Feature

Posted on 12-01-2013

Today's Sunday Morning Call feature! Judith's Reading Room spreads the ABC's of literacy! A great article! Judith's Reading Room has come a long way since its origins in Scott and Cathy Leiber's Williams Township home. Not very long geographically, mind you. It is now headquartered in a modest back office on East Third Street in south Bethlehem. But the boo...Read More...

Judith's Reading Room Expands to China

Posted on 11-19-2013

On October 31, Judith’s Reading Room announced the opening of its first library in mainland China to serve schools in a remote and impoverished region of Yunnan Province. The organization was contacted by Frances Deram, an American teacher affiliated with the non-profit Teach for China. Her compelling plea to send children’s books in English to help close the gap of ...Read More...

Celebrating Banned Books Through Dance

Posted on 09-27-2013

Sept. 26, 2013 "The Emotive Powers of Literature: Celebrating Banned Books Through Dance. A Banned Book Week event, an event presented by Judith's Reading Room at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA The event, created in collaboration with Muhlenberg's Six Meters improvisational dance ensemble, focused on Persepolis and 40 other books that have been banned and challenged. ...Read More...

Bryn Mawr Book Donation!

Posted on 09-19-2013

Staff and administrators at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital on Malvern PA collected and donated 787 children's books. The books will go to families with children under the age of 5 where there are no books in the home and to US troops serving at Camp Phoenix in Kabul where they give books to village elders as "peace offerings". Read More...

Five Additional Libraries in East Java

Posted on 08-31-2013

Judith’s Reading Room continued their collaboration with The World is Just a Book Away by opening an additional five (5) libraries in East Java, Indonesia each containing 100 children’s books in English. The two organizations have now opened 17 libraries together in that countryRead More...

Judith’s Reading Room Opens Libraries in Japan & Namibia

Posted on 06-19-2013

Judith's Reading Room opens two new libraries this week in Japan and Namibia. Marine Moms contacted Judith’s Reading Room to request books for their sons stationed in Japan.  Lcpl Gray Parish announced the opening of a Judith’s Reading Room lending library for his fellow Marines at a base in Japan. He carved space out of his quarters to house the boxes of books vo...Read More...

ALA's Freedom to Read Foundation Awards Grant to Judith's Reading Room

Posted on 05-23-2013

We have just been informed that Judith’s Reading Room is one of 7 nationwide winners in this year’s ALA’s grant from Freedom to Read Foundation's Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund. We were the only “repeat” organization to win. The American Library Association has awarded Judith’s Reading Room with a grant in the amount of $1,000. This is the second consecutive gra...Read More...

USS George W.H. Bush chaplain and library staff with the brand new drone

Posted on 05-16-2013

Judith's Reading Room was just sent this photo of the chaplain and library staff with the brand new drone on board the USS GEORGE W.H. BUSH. These are the soldiers who handle the books that we ship to the aircraft carrier each month. If you were watching the news this week, you would have seen live footage of the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) – the aircraft carrier ...Read More...

Author Jerry Spinelli Chats with Judith's Reading Room and Teens from Children's Home of Easton

Posted on 05-14-2013

On May 5, 2013, members of the Judith’s Reading Room Board of Directors hosted teens from the Children’s Home of Easton on a trip to Malvern, Pa. to meet Newberry-winning author Jerry Spinelli. The group spoke to the author at the People’s Light and Theater before attending the play adaption of Spinelli’s novel Stargirl. Spinelli, who won a Newberry Award in 1991 ...Read More...

Libraries dedicated in Cambodia for "Scavenger Children"

Posted on 05-09-2013

On Sunday, April 14, Robert Lucas returned to his ancestral home in Cambodia with two boxes full of children’s books, the latest donations from Judith’s Reading Room. On Saturday, May 4, Judith's Reading Room dedicated two libraries in Cambodia. The first library of 76 children’s books in English was dedicated in collaboration with A New Day Cambodia, a nonprofit ...Read More...



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