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Books on Break

Books on Break

About Books on Break

Books on Break was piloted in 2016 as a Read Charlotte initiative in partnership with and operated by Promising Pages. It is part of a continuum of key interventions identified by Read Charlotte to improve third grade reading proficiency in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Now a Promising Pages program, Books on Break provides FREE pop-up book fairs, at targeted CMS elementary schools, before summer breaks. Pre-K to fifth grade students get the opportunity to select five books and a drawstring bag to keep and take home. The majority of these books come from children who have simply outgrown them making Books on Break the largest book donation project in the Charlotte region.

Research out of Harvard shows children need access to at least 5 age and subject appropriate books to spark their reading interest and prevent “brain drain” or “summer slide”. Many children don’t have access to books and go the whole summer without reading. When they come back to school, they’re behind in reading an average of three months. These losses add up over time and are very difficult to recover from. Books on Break was created to address this very issue!

Support Books on Break

Want to sponsor a Books on Break school? Email [email protected] for details!

Support Books on Break

Want to sponsor a Books on Break school? Email [email protected] for details!

Our Sponsors

Books on Break 2020 (drive-through edition) was made possible by the generous financial contributions, book donations, and volunteer support of local foundations, businesses, and nonprofit agencies across the community.

Our Sponsors

Books on Break 2020 (drive-through edition) was made possible by the generous financial contributions, book donations, and volunteer support of local foundations, businesses, and nonprofit agencies across the community.

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(704) 399-1934
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4020 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217

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(704) 399-1934
[email protected]
4020 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217

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GET INVOLVED

Donate Money

Donate Books

Donate Time

Book Wish List

ABOUT US

Our Mission

Our Vision

Our Staff

Board of Directors

OUR PROGRAMS

Community Partner Program

Books on Break

Bookworm Bootcamp

Team Read Internship