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The Book Fairies collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups. Learn how you can help.

The Book Fairies Featured on Heroes on Our Island

The Book Fairies charity creates a “fairy tale” story by donating thousands of books a year to high poverty schools and organizations across Long Island and metropolitan New York. Watch our video featured on Heroes on Our Island to learn more about The Book Fairies and our success stories.

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Cerini & Associates collaborates with the Book Fairies

Cerini & Associates collaborates with the Book Fairies

Bohemia, N.Y.-based firm Cerini & Associates collaborates with local nonprofit Book Fairies; Big Four firm PwC is honored as the Corporate Honoree at a Help for Children fundraiser in New York...

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The Book Fairies bringing Literacy to Africa!

The Book Fairies bringing Literacy to Africa!

The Book Fairies ships thousands of books to Africa each year, helping schools and libraries fill their empty shelves.  

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Our Wish List

Our Wish List

Make a wish come true for a reader in need! The Book Fairies Wish List 1. New and gently used books ages birth through adult 2. Corporate Sponsorships and Day of Volunteer Service 3. Donated...

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testimonials
As a teacher in the LYFE Program serving infants and toddlers of young parents I know how important literacy enrichment is. I was interested in encouraging the parents in our program to read to their children daily and develop loving memories which the parents and the children could build from. I found out about Book Fairies by googling book donations. I was interested in in having each family receive a basket of board books to take home and start a library for their child at home. Each family received a basket of books during parent conferences in November. The response has been quite amazing from the parents. Each of the families who received the books clearly did not have many books at home and seemed excited about providing their child with this experience. I think it’s a start in helping them realize what tremendous role models they are for their children.  I think literacy opens endless possibilities.
Evelyn AvilaLYFE Teacher, Jeffery Tenzer H.S., New York City
I am a new Universal Literacy Coach in my school.  My school inherited a library from a now-defunct middle school and has no current librarian, so student resources are low in terms of books for families.  I applied to The Book Fairies based on a tip from an associate, and was TREMENDOUSLY grateful to receive a grant for over 7 boxes of books (about 100 books in total).  I picked the books up and distributed them to families during our Back to School Family Night in September.  The books were DEVOURED by families, students, and teachers!  The books were taken within an hour, and everyone loved the variety of texts and levels!  We are definitely appreciative, and look forward to working with The Book Fairies in the future!
Bianca JacksonUniversal Literacy Coach, Grant Avenue Elementary, Bronx, NY
"I wanted to thank you for all of the books that you gave to my program. On July 12th Leake & Watts had its first PCHP graduation. There were 121 people total that attended. Because of the books that I received from Book Fairies I was able to create a “Free Library.” There is such a large population of kids in the Bronx that don’t have books in their home, and I am glad to be a small part of the effort to increase interaction with literature, and increase a love of learning."
Carol Fernandez De La CruzPCHP Coordinator, Leake and Watts Services, Inc, Yonkers
"From your hard work and dedication in the past two weeks, we have donated two reading novels to every child in our school from Kindergarten to the 8th Grade. Children are already using these literature books to complete summer reading projects. The expressions from the children who received these books was riveting to watch."
Dan SeidTeacher, Roosevelt Children's Academy, Roosevelt
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