The Book Fairies was founded by Amy Zaslansky, a busy mom who wanted to share her love of books, as well as her over-flowing home library, with less fortunate children. She discovered that it was difficult to place her used books with the children who would most benefit from them. Fueled by her desire to make a difference in her community, she created The Book Fairies, a Long Island based non-profit organization, that accepts donations of new and gently used books, and connects them with libraries, schools and organizations throughout metropolitan New York that do not have the funds to foster the love of reading for their children.