Since our first event on January 9th, 2013, we have given away over 225,000 books!!! With an average value of $5.00 per book, we have given away well over a MILLION DOLLARS worth of books!!! We could not have done this without the generosity of our many valued supporters that help us keep our bookshelves full.
VISION: That children in every family have their own books at home so that they may become better readers, perform better in school and do better in life.
MISSION: Big Rig Books is a mobile literacy outreach initiative focused on fostering recreational reading beyond the classroom by encouraging reading and providing books for children and families in economically challenged, underserved communities and underperforming schools.
Franklin Park Elementary would like to thank you for your visit in November. It is so wonderful that all of our students received a book to tak ehome. I was so tickled to see students reading their chosen book before school the very next morning! As a reading coach, there isn't much more that can…
The students were incredibly happy to be able to choose a book and take it home. There were a lot of choices and everyone left with a book they were excited about. As a teacher, I liked the fact that they were able to really think about what book they could get and make a…
Teacher: Early Learning Center-West Chicago District #33