Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The NCBLA Needs You!

The National Children's Book 
and Literacy Alliance: 
Help Us Help All of Our Kids!
We need your help in order to do our work. In this season of giving, please consider making a donation to the NCBLA. We need you to help us fight the good fight, making sure that all of our nation's kids have equal and ready access to school libraries and healthy neighborhood libraries.
We need your help in educating the adults who live and work with children and teens to the literacy needs of young people in their lives. 


We need your help educating the United States Congress concerning the literacy and library needs of all of our young people.

We need your help raising our nation's awareness to the fact that a democracy can only survive and thrive if its citizens, young and old, are literate and educated. 

We need your help so that we can continue to create innovative national literacy outreach projects that reach millions of children across our nation and the world: 

the multiple award winning book and website Our White House:Looking In, Looking Out and www.ourwhitehouse.org; and
our Internet reading/writing world-wide initiative with the Library of Congress, The Exquisite Corpse Adventure story game, book, and educational support webpages.

We need your help so that our authors and illustrators can visit more classrooms, libraries, book festivals, and museums to work with our kids, exciting kids and their families about reading!

Please consider making a donation this holiday season to the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. Large or small, we value, and honor every dollar,every donation.
We believe that literacy is essential to the development of responsible citizens in a democracy. And we believe that citizens, both young and old, must have equal access to stimulating books and information sources that invite them to dream and give them the tools to achieve their dreams. As writers and illustrators, teachers and mentors, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles—as citizens and neighbors—our ultimate question is always how can we best serve all of our nation’s children?  

In 2012, we hope to launch a new national literacy education initiative with the Library of Congress, the Children's Book Council, PBS Reading Rockets and other educational partners. We need your help to make it happen! Your donation to the NCBLA is tax-deductible! Thank you!

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit.  

To make a donation by credit card, go to:  http://www.thencbla.org/donate.html

If you would like to send a check or money order, please mail your donation to: 
Mary Kemper, Treasurer
The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance
P. O. Box 1479
Brewster, MA 02631

Thank you! We hope you and your family have a delight-filled holiday season and a joyous New Year!