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URGENT NEEDS
ALERT

Below, please find the latest 914Cares initiatives that are in progress and need community support.

Program Overview

914Cares Literacy Library provides books to families and school districts in under-resourced communities.

All books we distribute are in good, clean condition and inspected by our resident librarian for age-appropriateness.

Every family and every classroom in Westchester deserve to have a sufficient supply of age-appropriate books to foster literacy, learning, and a love of reading.

Here are our staff’s favorite children’s books:

  • Nichole Culotta: Giving Tree
  • Kerri Heady: Little Blue Truck
  • Brian McGinley: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Jessica Reinmann: Good Night Moon
  • Lauren Schwarzfeld: Paperback Princess
  • Luis Tobar: The Rainbow Fish
  • Marjorie Troob: I love You to the Moon and Back

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By the numbers
  • Studies show that children not reading by 3rd grade are less likely to graduate high school.
  • Over 2,800 children and youth grades pre K-12 in Westchester County have experienced homelessness.
  • We distribute over 50,000 books each year.
Program highlights
  • Each month all our Community Partners can request as many books as they need for the children they work with.
  • Teachers from all over the county come into our Library and pick specific books for each of their students.
  • Our volunteer librarian, Miriam Minor, looks through every page of every book to make sure there are no rips, writing on or missing pages.