SMART Reading provides each child in our program up to 14 new books each year to take and keep. Thanks to longstanding relationships with leading publishers, we purchase books at a considerable discount. As it’s most cost-effective for SMART Reading to purchase books, we strongly encourage financial gifts rather than book donations.

Give a Book Pack: 14 Brand New Books!

In addition to one-on-one literacy support, SMART Reading students receive two brand new high-quality books each month to keep. Sometimes these are the only books in the child’s home. We purchase these books at 90% below retail, thanks to a longstanding partnership with a leading publisher. As it’s most cost-effective for us to purchase books, we encourage financial gifts rather than book donations. Just $40 helps us buy a year’s-worth of new books for one child who needs reading support. Donate a book pack now.

SMART Book Challenge

Each year in March, SMART Reading volunteers across Oregon are invited to participate in a friendly competition. Their task? To see who can get the most books into kids’ hands! Funds raised help purchase books for our next program year. The 2019 Book Challenge ran from March 2 through April 12 and raised over $67,000 to purchase giveaway books for the 2019-20 school year. Click here to learn more about the SMART Book Challenge.

To learn more about SMART Reading’s book collection, click here.