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During Covid, teachers nationwide pivoted, innovated and persevered. Our deep thanks to them for all of the ways they partner with RIF to bring books, literacy resources, & joy to the children they serve even during difficult times. #TeacherAppreciationWeek2022 #ReadWithRIF
It's May Day - a perfect half way point to summer! Help celebrate with a great way to give back, a book donation through RIF's Amazon Wish List. Find your favorite book and pass it onto a child who will love it like you do. Visit our list to donate today! amzn.to/3F6npIA
Calling all young #poets! As this #NationalPoetryMonth comes to a close, RIF's friends at 1455 are offering a Young Poets Contest. All submission should be a reflection on, or reaction to, the theme of Freedom. Learn more now at: bit.ly/3LpAjo7
There is nothing quite like receiving thank you notes from children for something many of us take for granted, books. This Thankful Thursday we are sharing some more notes filled with enthusiasm, creativity and gratitude. "Off to Reading" for RIF is the perfect salutation!
Sending our congratulations to friend of RIF & literacy champion, @levarburton who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Children's and Family Emmys this December! Well deserved! npr.org/2022/04/28/109…
I'm redrawing my 1997 book SNOOZERS (a bedtime board book with seven very short stories) because the art is looking a little time-worn. As I redrew this page, it was surreal to viscerally remember drawing that dino the first time around. Wild times.
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Themes that matter. Titles that matter. Activities that matter. Discover great books that matter in this special curation of book collections and complementary reading materials available in Literacy Central from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. bit.ly/3HaHJbU
Tomorrow at 4pm join @RIFWEB for the Every Book an Engineering Book webinar. Proudly supported by @Trane_Tech, educators will learn how to use books from their classroom library to engage students in the engineering design process. Sign up now: bit.ly/3M8sdA9
Spring is the perfect time for RIF to plant seeds with supporters, grow readers with literacy resources and watch new book owners blossom! Donate to our Spring Book Drive and see how RIF can best use your donation to its ​fullest potential! secure.rif.org/page/23117/don…
Happy 222nd Birthday to @librarycongress which was established in 1800. Celebrate by reading The Library's Secret / El secreto de la biblioteca to enjoy a fun, rhyming story about a young boy discovering the secret life of a library at night! bit.ly/3Ey9OKD
Happy Earth Day! Read our latest blog which shares our new #SustainableFutures Center found on #LiteracyCentral. @RIFWEB & @Trane_Tech are thrilled to share this valuable resource that offers activities to help children care about the earth. Learn more: bit.ly/3K0YZBQ
In celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, @RIFWEB would like to thank all of our #volunteers who share the power of books and reading and have a profound impact on our communities. If you would like to get involved with RIF, learn more here: rif.org/literacy-netwo…
You’re a valued member of our RIF community and we want your input! @RIFWEB is planning ahead for the future and how we can best empower children across the country. Take this brief survey by April 27th to share your input for our future direction: bit.ly/3JFGna9.
Join RIF's new #webinar series, #EveryBookCounts with our first webinar: Every Book is an Engineering Book on Wednesday, April 27th at 4pm ET brought to you by @Trane_Tech. The webinar shares how every book can teach key engineering concepts. Register at: bit.ly/3M8sdA9
While the past couple of years have been challenging for our nation's young readers, RIF continues to put books and literacy resources into the hands of children who need it most! Help RIF meet the growing demand with a donation today! Visit: bit.ly/38MtOgK
Looking for new things to read? Hop on over to RIF's #LiteracyCentral and use the "Find a Book" search bar to locate books for almost any subject. Try it now at rif.org/literacy-centr…
With the arrival of spring, it is the perfect time to start a garden and kick-off a beautiful year of homegrown bounty! Celebrate this spring activity by reading Lola Plants a Garden found on #LiteracyCentral. Dig into resources for this great book here: rif.org/literacy-centr…
The heart of what @RIFWEB does is give books to kids. This #ThankfulThursday we want to share one of the many notes we receive from kids sharing their excitement and appreciation for the books they now own thanks to our supporters and sponsors.
You’re a valued member of our RIF community and we want your input! @RIFWEB is planning ahead for the future and how we can best empower children across the country. Take this brief survey by April 27th to share your input for our future direction: bit.ly/3JFGna9.
Today is National Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day! Share the joy of reading & plans to take 30 minutes to get lost in the pages of a great book! Visit RIF's Race, Equity, and Inclusion (#REI) Center on #LiteracyCentral for diverse suggestions. rif.org/rei
Tomorrow is Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day! This special day reminds readers of all ages to make reading a priority activity. Visit RIF's REI Center for diverse reading suggestions & make plans to get lost in the pages of a great book! rif.org/rei/booklists-…
April is National Poetry Month. Enjoy this anthology of 16 poems about the rich diversity of American kids in Amazing Faces. Each poem reflects the great variety of people in our society. Find great resources to support the book in Literacy Central: rif.org/literacy-centr…
Check out our piece in @langmag that looks at RIF's formula for increasing reading outcomes: choice + access = engagement. Read on to learn more including tips for educators: bit.ly/3JeO3jz
RIF is proud to offer resources for Watercress- a Caldecott Medal, Newbery Honor and APALA Award winning book. Use the resources in Literacy Central for this impressive story that shares how foraged food becomes a unique chance to make new memories. Visit: rif.org/literacy-centr…
RIF and @Trane_Tech are proud to introduce the new Sustainable Futures Center found on Literacy Central. This innovative center will help children understand their planet & inspire them to care for it now & in the future. Explore this new resource: rif.org/sustainable-fu…
April is National Jazz Appreciation Month. Enjoy a read-aloud by actress Viola Davis of Rent Party Jazz & hear how a community comes together over the love of jazz & in support of a family. Find other tools and resources for the book on Literacy Central: rif.org/literacy-centr…
For National Poetry Month, RIF recommends reading Lend a Hand. This beautiful book is a collection of poems showing everyday examples of simple acts of kindness. Read the digital book on Skybrary & use the supporting activities in Literacy Central. Visit bit.ly/3trgsOC
Celebrate the many libraries in our lives: public, school, & many more! RIF recommends reading That Book Woman which tells the story of children without access to books except those brought to them by a pack horse librarian. Visit Literacy Central bit.ly/3tS89vF
Sending happiest birthday wishes to our #RallytoRead #ReadingInspires! reader and acclaimed author, illustrator and cartoonist, @SandyBoynton. Enjoy our party favor, great literacy resources for her classic book, MOO, BAA, LA-LA-LA. Find them here: rif.org/literacy-centr…
April is National Poetry Month. Make poetry accessible for even the youngest readers with our suggested titles and book resources. Check out RIF's collection which also features downloadable activities, lesson plans, puzzles, and more. Visit: bit.ly/3qOSLOG
April 1st is April Fools' Day and also the birthday of fictional pranksters Fred & George Weasley. Use this day of fun to pick up Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone and re-live the magic! Visit Literacy Central for fun word games about the book: bit.ly/372uPQY
How amazing to see this incredible work of art featuring friend of RIF and children's literacy champion, @levarburton during the @GISH #BookBash. twitter.com/lisabismyname/…
Celebrate National Reading Month with Isaac Mizrahi reading the classic, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Max is a "wild thing" who travels a long way only to realize being at home, where he is loved, is best. Watch on Literacy Central: bit.ly/3ufXyJR
Enjoy a quick clip from our #ReadingInspires! webcast guest reader, award-winning author @monicabrownbks sharing her book Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina. Reading Inspires! is available on-demand throughout March at rallytoread.org/readcrossameri….
Family, friendship, animals, courage, compassion and more are all themes of unique book collections found on RIF's Literacy Central - brought to you in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Find a great book to read-aloud today! rif.org/literacy-centr…
Celebrate National Reading Month & enjoy actor Terry Crews reading The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes. The hero of this story is ready to make his mark on kindergarten taking new experiences in stride with enthusiasm! Watch on Literacy Cental: bit.ly/3irCUkG
#GISH is putting the FUN in "Reading is Fundamental." Your #BookBash #ChangeALife: Help @RIFWEB put 5000 books in the hands of underserved kids. A staggering 25 million U.S. children read below proficient level & 43% of adults are functionally illiterate: give.randomacts.org/campaign/chang…
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Enjoy a quick introduction clip from @RIFWEB #ReadingInspires! webcast host, Orion Jean who is also the 2021 @TIME Kid of the Year. RIF is offering #RallytoRead read-alouds & the Reading Inspires! webcast for viewing on-demand throughout March at: bit.ly/3hY4qGb.
Your support helped RIF inspire students to read 100 books with our #RallytoRead 100 initiative. This amazing program provided monthly read-alouds, 10k books to schools and logged countless hours of reading. Donate to bring this program back! secure.rif.org/page/24292/don…
Skybrary, RIF’s digital library of almost 1,000 eBooks for homes and schools, continues to ignite a love of reading among our nation’s young readers. Open up a world of new stories and adventures for your child. Learn more at Skybrary.org
Enjoy a quick clip from @RIFWEB's #ReadingInspires! webcast guest reader, @keithboynton and his mom, beloved cartoonist and acclaimed author, @SandyBoynton sharing her love of reading. RIF is offering #RallytoRead & Reading Inspires! throughout March at: bit.ly/3hY4qGb.
Sharing our deep appreciation for congressional funding for RIF literacy programming. We are grateful to our congressional supporters including Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy, Senator Feinstein and Senator Wicker for their leadership on behalf of children’s literacy!
RIF is proud to have over 30 years of partnership w @UGI_Utilities. In that time, 1.5 million books have been given to almost 500k 1st graders across Pennsylvania. Learn more how one company is making a big difference in this blog from UGI Mgr, Joe Swope bit.ly/3idtgSq
To celebrate National Reading Month, enjoy actress Ana Gasteyer reading the Caldecott Honor Book, Olivia by Ian Falconer. Olivia is the story of a feisty pig who has more energy than she knows what to do with! Watch on Literacy Central: bit.ly/3IirOsI
Bookworms unite! Share the power of reading this National Reading Month by offering children access to a wide selection of books and the ability to choose titles that become part of their own book collection with a gift to RIF. Support RIF today at secure.rif.org/page/24292/don…
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