Giving New Books to Kids and Families that Need Books

We have given away 21,902 new books since March 2021

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Book Bus Visits

December: 889 books

December 2, 2021

235 – Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School in East St. Louis, Illinois

December 12, 2021

150 – Gateway 180 Homeless Services and Little Legacies Library Project and AKA Sorority Literacy Project

December 14, 2021

85 – Humboldt School SLPS

December 21, 2021

184 – Sycamore Hills Apartments Desoto, MO (Horizon Housing Foundation)

December 20, 2021

85 – Arch Community Elementary School

December 22, 2021

150 – St. Louis City Fire Department – Community Holiday Party

November: 150 books

November 3, 2021

150 – Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club, Ferguson MO

October: 150 books

October 22, 2021

150 – Meachum Park Neighborhood Association/Horizons In Kirkwood- Halloween Party

September: 5,515 books

September 1, 2021

155 – Spark Steam Early Learning Academy

September 9, 2021

2500 – East St. Louis Public Library Bookmobile

September 10, 2021

315 – Sacred Heart Villa School

September 14, 2021

45 – Lemay Manor Apartments/Horizon Housing Foundation

September 24, 2021

2500 – East St. Louis Public Library Bookmobile

August: 1,330 books

August 7, 2021

400 – Saint Louis Public Schools – Back To School Streetfest Event at Gateway Elementary

225 – Bicentennial ArtFest and Ice Cream Social/ Celebration for Newly Proposed  Hodiamont Tracks Bike Trail/Great Rivers Greenway/SLACO/St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce

August 12, 2021

350 – Horizon Housing Foundation/Sycamore Hills Townhouses/ Back-to-School Celebration/Desoto, MO

August 19, 2021

330 – WAY Center/Back to School Event at Ritenour School District, Wyland Elementary

August 21, 2021

25 – Village of Mom’s – Back to School Event

July: 6,606 books

July 1, 2021

360 – Eagle Prep Summer Camp

July 6, 2021

105 – Vashon High School

July 7, 2021

45 – Kranzberg Arts Center – Jazz Fest

July 8, 2021

402 – City Academy Summer Camp

100 – Northside Community Center  Camp

July 9, 2021

240 – Gene Slay Dutchtown Camp

285 – Gene Slay Soulard Camp

July 28, 2021

4994 – Normandy Schools Collaborative

July 30, 2021

75 – Consuming Kinetics Dance Company – Summer Camp

June: 1,526 books

June 15, 2021

375 – City Academy

June 22, 2021

616 – Books for Newborns

June 29, 2021

85 – The Leadership School at St. Vincent’s Community Center

June 30, 2021

450 – Northside Community School

May 1,580 books

May 5, 2021

325 – Hawthorn Leadership for Girls

May 10, 2021

355 – Katy Trail Estates

May 19, 2021

450 – Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School

May 20, 2021

450 – Herzog Elementary School SLPS

April 566 books

April 5, 2021

105 – Eagle Flats Apartments

April 8, 2021

160 – Ridgeway Villas Apartments

April 17, 2021

210 – Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

April 30, 2021

91- Oak Hill Elementary SLPS

March 1,090 books

March 16, 2021

1,090 – Hamilton Elementary SLPS

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What we do

  • Bookmobile: Book Book Go has a Book Bus that allows families to choose books they will actually read. We take our read-aloud mission on the road with our Book Bus and travel to events. We bring new curated free books to children.
  • Book Book Go Storefront: We plan on having POP-UP book sales, author events and other special literacy events at our storefront at 46 West Lockwood in Webster Groves in 2022.
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Our Story

Improving attitudes about reading at home and school

Book Book Go is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that strives to improve early childhood literacy and inspire children to read every day with their families. We focus on providing award winning and new books to children in underserved neighborhoods. The books we provide spark imaginations and improve attitudes about reading in a child’s early childhood years and beyond. Our mission strives to eliminate the literacy gap and encourage children to have fun reading everyday. We strive to choose books that mirror the communities we serve.

Book Bus Visits

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School In East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Gateway 180 Homeless Services And Little Legacies Library Project And AKA Sorority Literacy Project
  • Humboldt School SLPS
  • East St. Louis Public Library Bookmobile
  • East St. Louis Public Library Bookmobile
  • Horizon Housing Foundation/Sycamore Hills Townhouses/ Back-To-School Celebration/Desoto, MO
  • Eagle Prep Summer Camp
  • City Academy Summer Camp
  • Gene Slay Soulard Camp
  • City Academy
  • Northside Community School
  • Our Lady Of Guadalupe Elementary School
  • Eagle Flats Apartments
  • Oak Hill Elementary SLPS
  • Naheed Chapman New American Academy
  • Sycamore Hills Apartments Desoto, MO (Horizon Housing Foundation)
  • Arch Community Elementary School
  • St. Louis City Fire Department – Community Holiday Party
  • Sacred Heart Villa School
  • Bicentennial ArtFest And Ice Cream Social/ Celebration For Newly Proposed  Hodiamont Tracks Bike Trail/Great Rivers Greenway/SLACO/St Louis Arts Chamber Of Commerce
  • WAY Center/Back To School Event At Ritenour School District, Wyland Elementary
  • Vashon High School
  • Northside Community Center  Camp
  • Normandy Schools Collaborative
  • Books For Newborns
  • Hawthorn Leadership For Girls
  • Herzog Elementary School SLPS
  • Ridgeway Villas Apartments
  • Herbert Hoover Boys And Girls Club, Ferguson MO
  • Meachum Park Neighborhood Association/Horizons In Kirkwood- Halloween Party
  • Spark Steam Early Learning Academy
  • Lemay Manor Apartments/Horizon Housing Foundation
  • Saint Louis Public Schools – Back To School Streetfest Event At Gateway Elementary
  • Village Of Mom’s – Back To School Event
  • Kranzberg Arts Center – Jazz Fest
  • Gene Slay Dutchtown Camp
  • Consuming Kinetics Dance Company – Summer Camp
  • The Leadership School At St. Vincent’s Community Center
  • Katy Trail Estates
  • Hawthorn Leadership School For Girls
  • Hamilton Elementary SLPS

Total number of new books given away since March 2021: 21, 902

If parents understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent – and every adult caring for a child – read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation.
– Mem Fox, Author of Reading Magic