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Ideastream Holds First Book Challenge on September 27

Ideastream Public Media is hosting our first-ever Book Challenge on September 27 in partnership with Cleveland Kids' Book Bank and Bright Star Books in Akron! This challenge is not just about books; it's about making a positive impact in Northeast Ohio.

As a public media organization, we believe in shedding light on critical issues within our community and championing the organizations working tirelessly to address them. With our own Education department, literacy advocacy holds a special place in our hearts.

We need your support to make a difference!

On September 27, you have the opportunity to support two essential causes simultaneously. When you make a donation to Ideastream, you can choose a thoughtful thank-you gift of books. We'll donate to our partners in your honor, making a meaningful contribution to our community's literacy efforts.

If you can't wait to get involved, why not take action right away?

Donate to Ideastream today and be part of this exciting initiative!

Child Literacy Fast Facts

  • 1 in 4 children in the U.S. grow up without learning how to read 
  • 61% of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children
  • The number of books in the home correlates significantly with higher reading scores for children
  • Reading and being read aloud to has a positive impact that extends beyond just hearing stories

Source: The Literacy Project