By Leib & Barb Lurie

May 19, 2022

Remembering Laura Bemus

Laura Lou Bemus was not just a terrific educator, but an amazing sharing and giving person. Her kids and ours grew up together, so we saw through more than 3 decades how this unique individual handled herself, her beliefs, her drive and always, always- building on her self-eternalized vision of how to make family life, […]

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By Leib Lurie

May 19, 2022

Addressing the Summer Slide

In 2012, my wife Barb and I were commiserating about the state of reading in the country—specifically what she, a 4th grade teacher, called ‘the dreaded summer slide’. Far too many kids, particularly from families that struggle, head back into class every fall, with less opportunity than their peers. They are not as engaged. They […]

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By El Lee

May 19, 2022

Still SO Much to Do: Fixing the Literacy Issue in America’s Schools

The Current Situation Did you know that up to 65% of kids across the country are not reading at grade level? Kids Read Now’s mission of eliminating learning loss and building home libraries for every PreK-5 student in the country is more important and pressing than ever. We are currently partnering with schools in over […]

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By Randy Weddle

May 19, 2022

New Facility to Kick Off 10 Years!

  Kids Read Now continues to grow over 30% each year and will ship nearly 1 million books this year! To position ourselves for our continued growth we needed more storage and fulfillment operations space. This need became apparent in 2021, and in November we signed a new lease. The move made sense and was […]

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By KRN Admin

March 18, 2022

Learn-to-Learn

The team at Learn-to-Learn has over 40 years of experience in coaching, educating, and supporting others to become better learners. Their passion is to freely support fellow humans in discovering and expressing their best qualities to the highest degree. If you believe that learning is at the root of all growth and all varieties of […]

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By KRN Admin

March 11, 2022

And the winner is…

…team Flying Minions!   Check out the video below for a look behind the scenes at the Kids Read Now fulfillment center and the need that sparked creativity for first place winners Jacky Cai and Luke Duncan.   You can read the full story about the engineering challenge and the engineering champions from the University […]

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By KRN Admin

February 28, 2022

Kids Read Now Engineering Challenge!

University of Dayton engineering students are working with Kids Read Now to in a contest to improve our fulfillment center’s efficiency. You can check out the full article HERE or watch the video coverage HERE!

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By Nancy Bordine

February 18, 2022

Essentials for Inclusivity

If inclusion initiatives increase productivity and innovation in business, imagine how they could do the same for your classroom/institution. If inclusion initiatives increase employee satisfaction and retention in business, imagine how they could increase the attention and literacy of students.   Tony Dungy, first Black NFL coach to win a Super Bowl says, “Inclusion initiatives […]

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By Naim Sanders

February 11, 2022

Several Lessons Learned from the COVID Pandemic

To put it mildly, the COVID pandemic has been a game changer, a shake-up, a reset, and a force that has made us re-examine who we are, what we can do and a reminder of what we can overcome if we work together in education. Essentially, it has been one of the greatest teachers that […]

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By Rachel Benedict

February 3, 2022

We Need to Read

It’s no secret that we love books here at Kids Read Now. We love watching kids pick their own books. We love sending those books straight to their homes. We love seeing kids get excited to get new and exciting books in the mail. Most of all, we love how this process helps kids beat […]

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