Every Child a Reader is an award-winning 501 (c)(3) charity dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children and teens across the United States. By making a tax-deductible donation to Every Child a Reader you can take a much needed step to encourage young people to read and to succeed in school and in life, and to support the vital work every day of teachers and librarians.

Every Child a Reader has been awarded a Mellon Grant and an Eric Carle Angel Award as an essential literacy charity and has achieved a Guidestar non-profit Gold level rating.

Candid Gold Seal

Our very popular and prestigious programs reach children and adults in thousands of schools and libraries in rural, suburban, and urban communities coast to coast and year-round.

Children’s Book Week is the longest running literacy program in the nation, celebrating its 105th anniversary in 2024.
The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in partnership with the Library of Congress, is a bestselling author who appears on TV, radio and social media and travels the country to meet young people to inspire them to read.
Get Caught Reading is a free poster program featuring role models, such as Olympic gold medalists, community leaders, and sports, music and TV stars.



  • Your $25 donation will: Provide free literacy enrichment activities to 10 teachers and librarians.

  • Your $50 donation will: Provide a free box of books to a classroom or library in need.

  • Your $100 donation will: Provide 50 classrooms and libraries with free materials that inspire students to read, to learn about the world.




To donate by check, make it payable to Every Child a Reader and send to:
Every Child a Reader
54 W 39th St.  14th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children and teens across America.

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