Read to Learn Books For Free

LAST UPDATED: November 07, 2017
Education & Youth Development
Read to Learn Books for Free is a program of The Children’s Trust in partnership with Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College. It encourages children and parents to read together by placing bookshelves full of free books in locations throughout Miami-Dade County where they visit together often, including clinics and doctors’ offices, the Juvenile Justice Center, and Community Service Centers—40 locations in the first year, and we are hoping to grow. We have created vibrant signage inviting the children to take a book and keep it. We are committed to restocking the bookshelves regularly, keeping them tidy and full of wonderful books. In 2016, we delivered a total of 185,001 books to 40 book shelf sites, which averages about 3,558 books per week. The program aims to exceed that in the coming year.
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Freedom Tower 7th Floor
MIAMI, FL 33132-2204

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Board Chair
Founder/Owner of Books and Books
Board Secretary
CEO - Goldstein Schechter Koch
Member at Large
Partner - Hamilton, Miller, Birthisel
Member at Large
Eddie Dominguez
Member at Large
Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing and Communications, City National Bank


Delia Lopez
Director of Operations
Lissette Mendez
Director of Programs
Paolo Rana-Fernandez
Program Manager
Corey Lewis
Manager of Corporate Relations
Stephanie Farokhnia
Operations Manager
Nicole Swift
Program Manager
Johanna Lawshea
Office Manager
Marci Cancio Bello
Program Manager
Amanda Giust
Program Manager - Read to Learn Books For Free
Sara McCranie
Graphic Artist


This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.