Celebrate Literacy with our Literacy Benefit Day on Sept 12!

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Happy National Literacy Month, everybody! If you’re a big reader like I am (and if you’ve stumbled across the Half Price Books blog, I bet you are), it’s hard to imagine not being able to read. However, there are millions of adults in the United States who cannot, and that puts their children at a greater risk of falling behind in school.

Not being able to read affects just about every aspect of your life – things you probably take for granted each day like helping your kids with their homework, or reading a pill bottle to make sure you’re taking the proper medication.

Luckily, there are countless wonderful organizations across the country doing wonderful work to teach both adults and children to read. We wanted to help those organizations out, so we are hosting our inaugural Literacy Benefit Day on Tuesday, Sept. 12!

On Literacy Benefit Day, we’ll donate 5% of our in-store sales to our partner literacy organizations across the country. We hope you’ll come visit your local Half Price Books that day to help out these wonderful organizations!

In the meantime, we encourage you to check out the organization in your community to learn more about their work and to see how to become involved.

Arizona
Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County

California
East Bay Children’s Book Project
Reading Partners – Sacramento

Georgia
Everybody Wins! Atlanta
Marietta Reads!

Illinois
Literacy Chicago
YWCA Northwestern Illinois

Indiana
National Center for Families Learning
Literacy Alliance

Iowa
Des Moines Area Community College Adult Literacy Program
Kirkwood High School Completion Program

Kansas
Literacy Kansas City

Kentucky
National Center for Families Learning

Minnesota
Minnesota Literacy Council

Missouri
Literacy Kansas City
YMCA Literacy Council of St. Louis

Nebraska
Literacy Center for the Midlands

Ohio
Books 4 Kids 2 Keep
Seeds of Literacy
Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati
Project READ

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition

Pennsylvania
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

Texas
The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Literacy Instruction for Texas – LIFT
Literacy Council of Tyler
Houston Center for Literacy
Corpus Christi Literacy Council
Friends of the Bryan & College Station Public Library System
San Antonio Youth Literacy
San Marcos Education Foundation

Washington
Tacoma Area Literacy Council

Wisconsin
Literacy Services of Wisconsin
Literacy Network of Dane County
Greater Waukesha Literacy
Fox Valley Literacy Council

We’ll see you at Literacy Benefit Day on Tuesday, September 12!

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