BookSpring (formerly RIF)
2012-13 BookSpring Chairs
Children’s Artwork Contest
BookSpring’s 2013 Read-A-Thon
“Be A Book Hero”
Submit your original artwork for the 2013 BookSpring Read-A-Thon Artwork Contest. Create a design using the theme “Be A Book Hero” as inspiration. Winner and runners up will be announced October 15, 2012. Proceeds from BookSpring’s Read-A-Thon fund BookSpring’s literacy programs.
The winning design will be used on t-shirts, bookmarks, and promotional materials for BookSpring’s 2013 Read-A-Thon.
The winner receives his or her winning design on 2013 Read-A-Thon materials and a $50 gift card from Jerry’s Artarama. Two runners up will each receive $50 gift cards from Jerry’s Artarama. Winners will be announced on October 15, 2012. Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2012. Entry forms available in the school office and library. Questions? Email email@example.com
Book Spring Read-A-Thon at Doss: Jan. 28, 2013 – Feb. 8, 2013.
Each year Doss participates in a Read-A-Thon sponsored by BookSpring. Our students ask family, friends and neighbors to pledge a monetary amount for every page the child reads during the read-a-thon. Even a penny per page can make a big difference to area children in need of the books provided by BookSpring! Doss students experience the joy of reading and the pride of community service by raising money to put new books into the hands of children who need them most.
Students can earn prizes based on the amount of money they raise!
BookSpring is the non-profit organization created from the merger of Reading is Fundamental of Austin and Capital Area Reach Out and Read. Last year, over 140,000 books were given to over 45,500 of the neediest children and their families in Greater Austin through this literacy intervention program. BookSpring instills children with a love of reading and promotes books as a means to success. By offering a range of programs that support early literacy, BookSpring champions the value of reading and encourages parents to read to their children from birth on, resulting in stronger families and increased life-long opportunities for every child.