Hooked on Books works with four partners, one in each of four local school districts. Our partner schools (refer to our Annual Report for a list) do not have appropriate books to help students develop more advanced skills and concepts. This program provides classrooms with new, high-quality books, which encourages literacy and learning. Hooked on Books also supplies books to Parents as Teachers, an early childhood support program that serves families from pregnancy until their children enter kindergarten.
The chapter's community business partner is Mostly Books, a local bookstore. Teachers are given a budget from Assistance League to shop there for age-appropriate, curriculum-applicable materials. The teachers select materials to meet the specific needs of their students, including refugees, English Language Learners, emotionally challenged youth, and other diverse populations.