Dozens of Books Donated To Children’s Home of Easton


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Judith’s Reading Room Donates Dozens of Books To Children’s Home of Easton

January 10, 2024 — Easton, PA — Judith’s Reading Room, a literacy nonprofit organization established in 2010 in the memory of Judith Krug, a librarian, this week donated dozens of books by #1 best-selling authors, Newbery Medal and National Book Award winners to Children’s Home of Easton (CHE) in Easton, PA marking 12 years of sustained investment in the future success of at-risk youth.

Throughout the years, the organization has donated to CHE over 2,000 books valued at nearly $22,000 to augment their library under the direction of Marlene Arnholt, with the goal of instilling a love of reading by providing outstanding young adult literature.

“Establishing libraries filled with the right books for both advanced and struggling readers and organizing book clubs has been at the core of our literacy work around the world since 2010,” said Cathy Leiber, President, Judith’s Reading Room.

The mission of Judith’s Reading Room is to enrich lives and societies by proactively encouraging freedom through literacy.  The organization has fulfilled that mission by dedicating 105 libraries (and counting!) in 23 countries with nearly 132,500 books donated worth $1.4 million.

In addition to establishing libraries around the world, Judith’s Reading Room supports its annual Freedom Through Literacy Award.  Teachers, librarians, authors, researchers, educators are encouraged to apply.  Applications for the 2024 Freedom Through Literacy Award are posted on the website www.judithsreadingroom.orgDeadline for receipt of applications is February 5, 2024.


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