What are we about?

We’re bringing together people who share our love of reading to help us get
books in the hands of kids who need them most. The movement recognizes the
incredible effect books can have on a child’s imagination, sparking ambition,
overcoming obstacles and inspiring curious minds.

RIF, the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, delivers free books and literacy
resources to kids who need them most. For many of the kids RIF serves, their RIF
books are their only books. They are the books that fill their hungry minds and
nourish their future successes – in school and life. Since RIF’s establishment in 1966,
we’ve provided 35 million kids with 400 million new, free books. Today, there are 16 million
kids living in poverty in the U.S. To reach them, RIF needs you. Book People Unite.

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The nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, the Library of
Congress seeks to spark imagination and creativity, and to further human understanding and
wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and
exhibitions. Founded in 1800, the Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both
on-site, in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill, and through its award-winning website at
www.loc.gov. The Library of Congress is the home of the Center for the Book, a major
national force for reading and literacy promotion, and sponsor of the award-winning Read.gov website.

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