We want to help our kids and families have something to read at home. Households with home libraries help children expand their vocabulary and allow for better reading comprehension. Studies have shown that being read to as a child and having books in the home are the two most important indicators of future academic success.
We’re creating a movement to build home libraries and supply diverse books to celebrate stories that represent the people in our communities and the families who read them. You can help by making a donation!
Books can help children imagine what’s possible for their own lives, and to feel seen when characters like them are reflected back through a positive story. Books shape our ideas of the world and to form the ways we see others and ourselves. Lehigh Valley Reads aims to provide books that can help to build self-esteem and validation. We celebrate the stories and characters that reflect all families in our community.