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MISSION STATEMENT

Access to knowledge encourages the exercise of rights, inclusion in society and freedom for all, The Traveling Library provides knowledge to those in need by providing literature and other resources that are needed.

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WHO ARE WE?

With the mission to instill a love of literature in the Coastal Bend, the Traveling Library became a 501(c)(3) non-profit in April 2021. Coming from a diverse background, our members’ experiences range from teaching, local podcasting and news, to publishing. The organization recognizes that through literacy comes betterment of the individual and the community.  We hope to share our passion for reading with others and to ignite that spark of creativity. By fostering an environment for continual growth in reading achievements, we create a proud community, ready for success.

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“Raising a child in a home filled with books positively impacts her future academic growth and job attainment.”

—Social Science Research, 2018

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THE STATS

Research shows that literacy has a direct correlation to success in adulthood. Increasing reading skills in children positively affects their financial skills and health literacy.¹ Unfortunately, as Corpus Christi grows, our community’s literacy rate continues to decline.²

The Traveling Library aims to combat these statistics. By providing access to age-appropriate books, we increase our local children's reading achievements.³ Each book added to a Coastal Bend families' library increases their child’s reading skills and love of reading. By supporting our communities' youth, The Traveling Library can foster an environment of success, one book at a time.

1. https://literacytrust.org.uk/research-services/research-reports/reading-and-financial-capability-exploring-relationships
2. https://web.ccsu.edu/americasmostliteratecities/2013/overallranking
3. Newman, S., Brazelton, T. B., Zigler, E., Sherman, L. W., Bratton, W., Sanders, J., & Christeson, W. (2000). America’s Child Care Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy.  U.S. Department of Education, ERIC, Washington, DC.

Texas has the fourth-lowest number of libraries of 3.2 per 100,000 residents.

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL

About 80% of children in economically disadvantaged communities will lose reading skills over summer breaks due to lack of access to resources.

CHILD ILLITERACY IN AMERICA

Only 24% of Texas 4th graders perform at a proficient reading level.

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL

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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 11th

7:00-10:00pm

Open Mic "Lit" Night  

MORE DETAILS

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

The Traveling Library is always looking for volunteers! We also take donations of gently used books -- anything from board books to young adult! Throughout the year we will have several book donation drives and pop-ups throughout the city. Please follow our social media accounts to stay updated.

If you wish to monetarily donate, please reach out to us directly at: thetravelinglibrarycctx.com.