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The Feed the Need to Read book drive is a response to the many grant requests the Salem Education Foundation received from teachers in 2013 to purchase books. In fact, books accounted for nearly 25% of all grant funds requested in 2013!

Please check out the Feed the Need to Read  wish list and purchase a book to donate today!

School librarians, teachers, and literacy specialists all need books. With implementation of a Reader’s Workshop model of teaching reading, students are looking for books that are “just right” for their reading level, and still engaging and interesting for them. It would be nearly impossible for any teacher, school or system to buy all the books necessary without outside help, especially with the onset of increasingly rigorous State-required curriculums and assessments.

Librarians, specialists and classroom teachers have been sending us lists of the books their students need to read. We’ve entered over 400 of those titles in our Amazon “wish list” so far and expect to have over 1,000 titles listed when all is said and done. The list of requested books can be found on Amazon at Feed the Need to Read or by searching for Salem Education Foundation under “Find a Wish List”. If you would rather purchase your books locally, you can print out the list and use the “Buying this gift elsewhere?” option.

Please check out the Feed the Need to Read wish list and purchase a book to donate today!

Please note that some schools have requested multiple copies of a single title, for discussion purposes, and some titles have been requested by more than one school. In order to promote equitable distribution of resources, books will be shipped to the SEF office and distributed from there to individual schools.

Books requested range from “The Kissing Hand” to “The Fault in Our Stars” to books about art, music, science, history, and anything else the students will be learning in school or out.