Grade Level Reading Week

Welcome to Grade Level Reading Week!  This summer we’re excited to be celebrating Grade Level Reading Week. Starting Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, we’ll be sharing information and activities that promote grade-level reading. Research shows that proficiency in reading by the end of the third grade enables students to shift from learning to read and reading to learn, …

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Spring Clean Quarantine Book & Food Drive

    #SpringCleanForBookem   Update 4/16/20: To help meet the immediate needs of the Nashville community more fully, we are expanding our original Spring Clean Quarantine book drive into a book & food drive – supporting both Book’em and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee all at once! The overall process remains the same, but we encourage you to consider donating non-perishable food …

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Meet Lisa Link: Photographer, former educator, and “do it all” Book’em volunteer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Lisa Link! Lisa started volunteering with Book’em about four years ago when she moved to Nashville,and is now involved in just about every way possible. She’s a Reading for Reading volunteer, RIF reader, RIF book transporter, Books for Nashville’s Kids book processor and photographer for all of our …

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Meet Mark Claypool: Former Book’em Board President, CEO of ChanceLight® Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education, Adopt-a- Classroom Book’em Sponsor

Mark, ChanceLight®, and Book’em Mark Claypool’s first visit to his RIF classroom ten years ago was certainly not his first encounter with changing the lives of disadvantaged youth. Mark’s heart for helping children extends back to his days as a social worker for children in foster care homes. After recognizing the inadequacy of services intended to …

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