Participating Communities

We have partners in more than 100 counties and communities in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.* 

*Not all counties have open registration due to limited funding or because they have target programs. Go to Register a Child at the top of the page to find out if your county is taking online registrations. If your county is not listed, please contact us to find out if we are accepting registrations. You can call 706 343 0177 or email us at .

Alabama Counties: Tallapoosa, Russell

Georgia Counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Brantley, Brooks, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Candler, Carroll, Charlton, Chatham, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clay, Clayton, Cobb, Coffee, Coweta, Crawford, Dade, Dawson, Dekalb, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Emanuel, Evans, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Glynn, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Macon, McDuffie, McIntosh, Meriwether, Morgan, Muscogee, Newton, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Rabun, Rockdale, Screven, Seminole, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Ware, Washington, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, and Wilkinson counties.

Florida Counties: Baker, Bradford, Duval, Englewood, Leon, Nassau, St. Johns, Volusia

Iowa Counties: Madison

Mississippi Counties: Lincoln

Missouri: St. Louis

Montana Counties: Cascade

South Carolina Counties: Aiken, Charleston

Texas Counties: Dallas, Collin

Virginia Counties: Fauquier, Shenandoah

Special Partnerships: Brookhaven Rotary/Woodward Elementary, Engineered Floors, Northeast Florida Learning Coalition, Cobb Marieta Metro/Emily Lembeck Early Learning Service, Learning Spaces, LIV Development, Southern Crescent Habitat, United Alloy

Want to start a program in your area? Contact us to get started.

Our Mission

"Strengthening communities by providing quality books and literacy resources for children and their families to use at home during the earliest stages of development." 

Our Vision

Creating better learners, brighter futures and stronger communities by giving every child under five access to quality books in their homes.

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