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Take Your Child to the Library Day: Bookboard donates $30K

by BB

In celebration of the third annual Take Your Child to the Library Day, Bookboard is partnering with over 400 libraries throughout the United States and Canada to encourage families to visit their local libraries. All participating libraries are hosting special events that include story times, musical performances, scavenger hunts, art activities and giveaways to celebrate reading and create more awareness about literacy and what local libraries have to offer children and families. This year’s festivities will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Since Bookboard is a digital library, the start-up company is celebrating in its own unique way by supporting participating brick-and-mortar libraries with social media and donating over $30,000 in goods and services. “Because books are so important in helping children develop a life-long love of learning,” said Fang Chang, Bookboard Co-Founder, “we want all children and families heading to libraries, both brick-and-mortar, and digital alike.” To learn more about Bookboard and sign up for your free trial of the award-wining service, visit http://bookboard.com/.

For more information about Take Your Child to the Library Day and participating libraries near you, visit http://takeyourchildtothelibrary.blogspot.com/. About Bookboard, Inc. Designed to keep kids reading, Bookboard is an award-winning digital library subscription service with over 400 books for kids up to age 12 to discover, unlock, and collect. The service grows with kids’ reading level and interests, and reinforces the experience of story time with rewards that instills a love of reading in kids by gradually unlocking more books as they read. Unique in its ability to motivate and engage kids to read more, Christine Ying of TechCrunch reported, “Bookboard has really identified something to keep my kids engaged and motivated.” In addition, the service provides a curated reading experience so kids can easily find the next great book.

Jordan Shapiro of Forbes called Bookboard, “a thoughtful librarian delivered instantly to your home.” For more information, please visit http://bookboard.com/ and http://bookboard.com/press/. About Take Your Child to the Library Day Take Your Child to the Library Day is a grassroots movement dreamed up by Nadine Lipman, retired Head of Children's Services in Waterford, Connecticut, that has grown to become a national initiative of the Connecticut Library Consortium. The annual celebration takes place on the first Saturday in February and promotes literacy and library services for children and families. The movement has ballooned in popularity, with participation from libraries around the country including special events, programs, and displays. For more information, please visit http://takeyourchildtothelibrary.blogspot.com/.

Posted by BB on January 27, 2014 in School and Library tips