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.
“I have never seen my students so excited about reading! What a joy to witness my intensive reading students become excited about being able to choose a book of their own liking and being able to keep it, FREE! I can’t express my gratitude enough. This is the beginning of their own personal library”.
Carmin McClary, Teacher
East Lee County High School
What a great day! Teachers came up to me after school telling me how wonderful you and Kathy are, and how happy you made their students. We are very much looking forward to you returning to our school.
Media Specialist-Jefferson Elementary School-Berwyn