Our mission is to place bookshelves overflowing with books in local Elementary schools in order to provide all children with a "no strings attached" way to have a book at home every night.
East Ridge Elementary Project #1
On Thursday March 2nd, we installed our first shelf in East Ridge Elementary. Excited was an understatement. It brought tears to our eyes seeing this tiny little dream finally become a reality after months of hard work. We are so thankful for all of the help and support from friends and family. We were also blown away by the hospitality and trust that East Ridge showed us. We are thankful they put their trust in a brand new program.
On Monday March 6th, we went back to East Ridge to see how the shelf was going and to get some quotes from students, teachers, and administrators... here are the results so far:
Quotes from the Kiddo's:
Quotes from Administration:
Brown Academy Project #2
On May 10th we placed our second HomeBoundBooks shelf inside Brown Academy. This day was a little different--- we got to spend an entire day having a HomeBound kick off! We were given the opportunity to read to every grade level and explain how the shelf works. We are so thankful to all of the teachers for taking some time our of their busy schedules to allow their students to come to the library. Once again, the excitement and trust that Brown Academy has shown in our brand new program is truly heartening. By the end of the day all students were informed of the shelf and left with a sticker that says "I'm bringing reading home!"
We are excited to see the results.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair Fundraiser
Barnes and Noble partnered with HomeBoundBooks during the weekend of May 19th. They put on a book fair fundraiser for three whole days. Anyone who mentions us at check out allowed a percentage of their purchase to go towards helping us buy brand new books. We were able to receive a $500 gift card to be used to buy brand new books for our shelves! We are so thankful for the opportunity and can't wait to do some book shopping!
On Sunday, May 21st we were able to partner with Girls Read Tour during the book fair fundraiser. The three ladies spent the day at Barnes and Noble doing a book signing and talking to the guests. It was such a pleasure being able to meet these talented authors. They all gave one of their books for the shelf and wrote a special note to the readers. It was a great weekend.