The Fort Worth Public Library is committed to helping students in Fort Worth increase their love of reading and improve their reading skills by supporting a Read Fort Worth school-based initiative in 11 select branches throughout the City of Fort Worth.
Read Fort Worth, the collective impact organization supporting early childhood literacy, raised more than $160,000 to date to purchase high-interest, culturally-relevant books for pre-K through second-grade students at high-needs campuses. Those books will stay in the classroom, and now students who want to continue to read them now have the opportunity to visit the library branch closest to their school and check out the same book to take home.
The library supports Read Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Independent School District’s goal of having 100 percent of third grade students reading on level by 2025. Library branches closest to the schools could mirror the collection in these classroom libraries. The 100x25FWTX Initiative collections are located at the following Fort Worth Public Library branches:
- Diamond Hill/Jarvis
- East Berry
- Ella Mae Shamblee
- eSkills Library & Job Center
- East Regional
- Seminary South
- Southwest Regional
The library commits to retaining the collection until 2025.
Last updated: Aug. 20, 2018