All kids deserve books!
The Clackamas Bookshelf provides free books to low-income children in Clackamas County, with the understanding that widespread access to books offers positive, long-term benefits to our entire community.
minutes a day spent reading with a child helps him/her develop critical reading skills
Students who are not proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school
Number of hours a year kids spend at home
Kids spend 900 hours at school
Sam Thompson, Carus School
Our kids loved it! In one class, kids actually liked it so much that we had some that took their book bags outside with them to recess and read them out there, and had a 'book club.’ The teacher loved so much that kids had these personalized bags, she expanded it this year within her class so that more kids could benefit.