Number of Books Donated Since 2012:

3,000,000
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Thank you for making our first campaign a resounding success!

Thank you to our participants in our first t-shirt campaign… “My Weekend is All Booked with The Book Fairies”! With your help we raised $1,533.93 from sales and $434.46 from donations totaling $1,968.39. We hope you will wear your shirts proudly knowing that you have helped to get almost 6,000 books in the hands of kids in need!


If you placed an order, let’s have some fun… please take a photo of yourself wearing the shirt and post on our social media pages with the hashtags: #WkndAllBooked and #thebookfairies.
Thanks again and be on the lookout for the next campaign happening in December!

The Book Fairies collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups. Learn how you can help.

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The Book Fairies Broke a Guinness World Record By Creating the World’s Longest Line of Books! 

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, a.k.a Guinness World Record Day, The Book Fairies broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest Line of Books — a feat that required over 25,000 books and extendsedover 2.64 miles! This ground breaking attempt took place in Wyandanch, an underserved Long Island community whose students lack access to books. The books used to successfully break the Guinness World Record were immediately distributed to the children, families and schools of the Wyandanch community.

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The Book Fairies Celebrate 3 Million Books Donated

The Book Fairies Celebrate 3 Million Books Donated

A Freeport-based nonprofit dedicated to eradicating illiteracy had the Long Island Nets basketball team help celebrate the group donating its 3 millionth book on Oct. 22. The Book Fairies made the...

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Nonprofit Brings the Joy of Reading to Children – Newsday

Nonprofit Brings the Joy of Reading to Children – Newsday

Despite pandemic, nonprofit keeps children reading. CLICK HERE for the full article.

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“The Book Fairies” in the L.I. Press

“The Book Fairies” in the L.I. Press

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As a teacher in the LYFE Program serving infants and toddlers of young parents I know how important literacy enrichment is. I was interested in encouraging the parents in our program to read to their children daily and develop loving memories which the parents and the children could build from. I found out about Book Fairies by googling book donations. I was interested in in having each family receive a basket of board books to take home and start a library for their child at home. Each family received a basket of books during parent conferences in November. The response has been quite amazing from the parents. Each of the families who received the books clearly did not have many books at home and seemed excited about providing their child with this experience. I think it’s a start in helping them realize what tremendous role models they are for their children.  I think literacy opens endless possibilities.
Evelyn AvilaLYFE Teacher, Jeffery Tenzer H.S., New York City
I am a new Universal Literacy Coach in my school.  My school inherited a library from a now-defunct middle school and has no current librarian, so student resources are low in terms of books for families.  I applied to The Book Fairies based on a tip from an associate, and was TREMENDOUSLY grateful to receive a grant for over 7 boxes of books (about 100 books in total).  I picked the books up and distributed them to families during our Back to School Family Night in September.  The books were DEVOURED by families, students, and teachers!  The books were taken within an hour, and everyone loved the variety of texts and levels!  We are definitely appreciative, and look forward to working with The Book Fairies in the future!
Bianca JacksonUniversal Literacy Coach, Grant Avenue Elementary, Bronx, NY
"I wanted to thank you for all of the books that you gave to my program. On July 12th Leake & Watts had its first PCHP graduation. There were 121 people total that attended. Because of the books that I received from Book Fairies I was able to create a “Free Library.” There is such a large population of kids in the Bronx that don’t have books in their home, and I am glad to be a small part of the effort to increase interaction with literature, and increase a love of learning."
Carol Fernandez De La CruzPCHP Coordinator, Leake and Watts Services, Inc, Yonkers
"From your hard work and dedication in the past two weeks, we have donated two reading novels to every child in our school from Kindergarten to the 8th Grade. Children are already using these literature books to complete summer reading projects. The expressions from the children who received these books was riveting to watch."
Dan SeidTeacher, Roosevelt Children's Academy, Roosevelt
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