October 2019

October is National Book Month

This Tuesday, October 1st, marks the beginning of the 16th annual National Book Month. Started in 2003, National Book Month is a month-long celebration during October dedicated to books and reading. Created by the National Book Foundation, this celebratory season is centered around the National Book Awards, which, according to the NBF, “were established in 1950 to […]

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Reading Robots at the 3rd Annual Healthy Living Community Event

A Day for Families, a NEW Type of Book Spot On Saturday, September 21st, The Empowerment Factory hosted the 3rd Annual Healthy Living Community Event at Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Learn more about The Empowerment Factory here! This event is an annual community celebration for the families of Pawtucket and surrounding communities to learn […]

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Give A Good Read Week

It’s easy to share your favorite book with the community! This week, from September 16th to the 22nd, Little Free Library is partnering with Good Reads to encourage you to share your favorite book with your local community. Little Free Library is celebrating their 10th birthday of supporting community based literacy access, just as a […]

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Community Connections

When sharing our mission, events and daily activities, we strive to make our work accessible to all community members. Our newsletters are heading out into schools and to partner organizations and individuals this week, and they are tailored to support the audience they are addressing. We are proud to share two of our newsletters here, […]

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Green Literacy: How Recycling Books Can Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Last donation cycle alone, Books are Wings kept 76,899 books out of landfills and gave gently used books a new life. Book donation through BAW changes lives by improving access to reading materials and supporting early reading, increasing language exposure and family bonding. Book donation also keeps books out of recycling centers and reduces the […]