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

2023 Freedom Through Literacy Awards ANNOUNCED!

The 9th annual Judith’s Reading Room “Freedom Through Literacy” Award honors individual champions of literacy from all disciplines around the world - teachers, librarians, authors, researchers, educators - anyone who has done exemplary work to instill in others a love of reading. Learn More»

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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 »
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Judith’s Reading Room today announced a schedule change in its coveted global literacy award season.  Applications are available beginning November 1st, 2022 at www.judithsreadingroom.org for the 2023 Freedom Through Literacy Award. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2023.
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Judith’s Reading Room announced today its newest Award — the Founders’ Award, a cash prize at the discretion of its founders, Scott & Cathy Leiber, to honor literacy heroes who have had to overcome immense obstacles in order to enrich lives through literacy.
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2022 Freedom Through Literacy Award Winners Announced
To Date: 104 libraries, 23 countries, 131,931 books worth $1,421,168
The Freedom Through Literacy Award, now in its 8th year, has disbursed $48,500 in cash awards to 47 champions of literacy. Winners hail from 14 countries: Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Greece, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, the U.S.A. and Zimbabwe. Winners from the U.S.A. come from 9 states: Arizona, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.