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MV non-profit promotes literacy

In an effort to promote literacy among children in Santa Clara County, the Bring Me A Book Foundation, a non-profit, early-literacy organization based in Mountain View, has pledged to donate more than 100 libraries of children's books in the next year.

The Summit League of Santa Clara County, a non-profit that raises funds for education, health, welfare and the arts, donated more than $180,000 to provide literacy resources to children and families in underserved local communities.

With funding from the Summit League, Bring Me A Book will place Bookcase Libraries filled with multicultural and classical children's literature in more than 100 preschool and elementary school classrooms in low-income neighborhoods throughout Santa Clara County.

According to Bring Me A Book President Dianne Calvi, the foundation is committed to inspiring and encouraging parent, caregiver and teacher involvement in reading aloud to young children.

"Study after study proves that children who have early exposure to reading and books, and who are read aloud to on a daily basis, do better in school," Calvi said.

To ensure access to books and inspire reading aloud, Bring Me A Book serves children and families at more than 870 sites with libraries of high-quality books and workshops to educate parents and teachers on the importance of reading aloud and parental involvement in education.

For more information, visit www.bringmeabook.com.

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