The Book Fairies is the leading provider of free literature for illiterate and reading-challenged children and adults in metropolitan New York. Founded in 2012, The Book Fairies (TBF), was designed with a singular purpose….to put interesting, thought-provoking, books in the hands of underprivileged children to foster a love of reading and help ensure success both in school and in life. To date, we have donated over half of a million books to people in need and the number grows daily.
If you would like to be considered for one of our monthly book fairs and meet the following qualifications, please fill out the form below. Schools and organizations will be notified via email for book fair sign ups. Book fairs occur the second Sunday of the month with registration opening up on the 1st of the month prior at 8:00pm. Please see below for our grant program.
- School or organization services individuals in the “medium poverty” or “high poverty” range as determined by the U.S. government (50%-100% clients receiving free/reduced lunch, or $44,863 annual income for a family of four).
- Located on Long Island and the five boroughs.
- Receiving school or organization considered “in need” due to additional reasons. Please explain in the comment section below.
Books may be picked up at our Freeport warehouse located at 70 North Main Street, Freeport (around the back of the building).
Bringing Books Home Grant
The Book Fairies seeks to make a significant impact on literacy by partnering with schools and organizations that send books directly into underprivileged homes.
Each grant will be awarded based on need and on how the books will be utilized. As such, please include as much information as possible to help us select the grant recipients.
All schools and community outreach programs must serve medium-to high-poverty clients (50% – 100% students receiving free/reduced lunch, families living at or below $44,863 a year).
The book boxes can be delivered or must be picked up at our warehouse in Freeport, based on your location. Our regular delivery zone is Eastern Queens through Mid-Suffolk.
Grant recipients must provide The Book Fairies with a report at the end of the school year detailing how the books were used and the impact the books had on high need children and families.
*The School Book Grants are on hold while we build our inventory. Please check back frequently to see when the form reopens.