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.

Judith’s Reading Room can now be found in 23 countries.

“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

Judith’s Reading Room Libraries Around the World

  • Afghanistan (3):  Mehrabudin School, Kabul, U.S. Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif and The Judith F. Krug Memorial Library, Camp Phoenix, Kabul

  • India (1):  Industrial Technical Center Mhila School, New Delhi

  • Indonesia (27):  Judith’s Reading Room English-language children’s libraries-within-libraries at schools located in Sidoarjo and Padang, East Java, Indonesia.

  • Nigeria (3):  Remi Foundation and Karatu Foundation, both schools located in Yola By Pass,  plus a mobile library connected with American University Nigeria, Adamawa State, northern Nigeria

  • Albania (2):  Rakip Kocibelli School, village of Qatrom and Polene Elementary School,  village of Polene, near Korce, Albania

  • Costa Rica (1):  Academia Teocali, Guanacasta, Costa Rica

  • Cambodia (2):  A New Day Cambodia in Phnom Penh & Anjali House near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap

  • Japan (1):  US Marine Base, Japan

  • Namibia (1):  Schlip Elementary School, Rehoboth, Namibia

  • Bhutan (1): Khotakpha READ Center, Pema Gatshel, Thimphu, Bhutan

  • China (2):  Da Chao Shan Middle School, Yunnan Province, China; Mangshui Middle School, Yunnan Province

  • Philippines (1): Magarao Central School, Camarines Sur, Bicol region, Philippines

  • Romania (5): Municipal Libraries across Resita City, in western Romania

  • Pakistan (4): Aitezaz Hassan Shaheed School, Hangu District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; the Government Girls School, Sheikhupura, Pakistan; Alif Laila Book Bus Society headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan; The Camel Library, Kech Balochistan

  • The Kyrgyz Republic (1): Risbek Aidarliev School, Village of Kopuro Bazaar

  • Rwanda (1): Bright School, Muhanga

  • Zambia (1): Mukwashi Trust School, Lusaka West, Zambia

  • Mexico (1): La Palapa Society, Todos Santos, Mexico

  • Honduras (1): The Leadership Center, Zambrano, Republic of Honduras

  • Greece (1): Village of Potamia, Thassos Island, North Greece

  • Zimbabwe (2): Ziga Primary School, Zimbabwe; Jabulani Community Center

  • Ivory Coast (1): Education & English For You, Anono, Abidjan

  • Donate Now

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