Newman’s Own Foundation Grant Feeds Growth at Link to Libraries

Nonprofit Gives Half Million New Books to Children in Connecticut and Massachusetts
Press Release

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Link to Libraries, Inc., which has donated a half million new books to children in New England, just booked a donation of its own – a $15,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation.

An all-volunteer nonprofit with no paid staff, Link to Libraries serves 25,000 children in 400 sites in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The Newman’s Own Foundation grant will fund the purchase and distribution of thousands of books in the coming months.

FCA US Shifts Gears, Rolls Out New Bikes for 350 Detroit Students

‘Big Bike and Book Giveaway Day’ recognizes academic performance; encourages students to read and ride this summer

Kevin E. Frazier

FCA US LLC, a company better known for helping to put the Motor City on wheels, shifted gears on June 11 and rolled out hundreds of shiny, new bicycles and stacks of books for students in Detroit.

During the second annual “Big Bike and Book Giveaway Day” held at Palmer Park on the city’s west side, FCA US presented new bikes and books to 350 elementary, middle and high school students who have demonstrated improved academic performance, school attendance and good citizenship.

Chris Archer of Tampa Bay Rays Provides Valuable Lessons for Youth


Turning pages helps Rays starter Chris Archer turn around lives.

The tall, lean right-hander came across Paulo Coelho’s allegorical novel “The Alchemist” a few years ago. Drawing inspiration from the story about a shepherd named Santiago’s journey to fulfill his destiny, Archer created the Archway Foundation as a way to use his platform as a baseball player to positively impact lives.

The Archway Foundation’s mission is to help people bridge the gap between limitations and reaching goals. Archer employs this mission by teaching what he does best – baseball.

UPS Wants Your Holiday Wish List

Submit a Wish, Spread Goodwill, Find Helpful Holiday Tools
Press Release

November 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - When civil rights activist Bob Brown learned how many school children in Africa didn’t have access to school books, he set out to change the world – one book at a time. Brown’s International BookSmart Foundation has donated more than 5 million books to children throughout Africa.

Seabourn Legend Makes Special Delivery in Antigua

Press Release

August 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Members of Seabourn Legend’s Entertainment Team went ashore in St. John’s, Antigua, earlier this month with a breakspecial delivery for the Antigua Public Library: nearly 150 gently used books.

Cruise Director Aaron Syfert and Assistant Cruise Directors Meredith Tyler and David Delarre delivered the novels and non-fiction titles to Port Agent Mark Azille, who helped arrange the donation.

Thanks to the Seabourn Legend team for donating the books and helping to make a difference in the world. 

Supporting the Families of our Troops

By: Erin Gollhofer

In recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, my colleagues and I are participating in a virtual book drive for military families by donating to United Through Reading. United Through Reading is an organization that provides personalized videos of deployed parents reading stories to their children back home. Military children face big challenges, including frequent separation from their loved ones.

In 'Frontier', Gavin Serkin Finds Investments at the Ends of the Earth

Frontier is a must-read for investors wanting to find out how valuation in emerging markets really works.” – Financial Times

Originally posted on Bloomberg Now.

CBS Radio Sacramento Advertisers and Nonprofit First Book Distribute Thousands of New Books to Underserved Students

H. Allen Hight Elementary School to receive first new books for its library since 2008
Press Release

March 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to advance youth literacy in Sacramento, CBS Radio Sacramento advertisers have partnered with the nonprofit social enterprise First Book through CBS EcoMedia to deliver 2,800 brand-new, age-appropriate books to 750 students at H. Allen Hight Elementary.

First 5 California Teams Up with First Book to Distribute Thousands of New Books to Young Children in Need

First 5 California volunteers host reading party for local elementary school students
Press Release

February 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - To further its mission to support the early childhood development of California’s young children, First 5 California is distributing 7,000 brand-new books to children between the ages of 0 and 5 to enhance reading programs and advance youth literacy in Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles.

The Book's the Thing

Is a book a commodity, a decorative item or an experience and a journey?

As a designer, I admire all things paper. As a bibliophile, I am drawn to the power of books. So, I was intrigued when I heard of Thatcher Wine who custom-tailors libraries from his workshop in Boulder, Colorado. Juniper Books, Wine’s studio, focuses on building tailored libraries, curating unique book sets and designing custom book covers.


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