RIF is RIP?! Help Get it Back

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If you have been to any Brooklyn library, you know how important RIF programs are to the branches: children attend story times and receive free books to build their home library. And, now it’s gone. Yes, GONE!

Due to the loss of Federal funding, RIF programs at Brooklyn Public Library ended August 31, 2012.

During the past 35 years Brooklyn Public Library has distributed over 1 million free RIF books to children and teens throughout Brooklyn.  It’s important to Brooklyn families.

Let’s make it come back!

You can help make sure your Congress members know the importance of RIF and why funding should be restored.  Please visit www.rif.org/advocate for more information and to easily identify and contact your Congressional members.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. RIF prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to children and families who need them most. RIF’s website at www.rif.org contains literacy resources for parents and children including booklists, activities and games in English and Spanish.

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  1. Thank you for urging people on…..it really does take a second to send the email.

  2. This is heartbreaking…

    I truly hope all of you can take the time to go over the to the site.

    It only takes a minute and sends an email to all your local elected officials once you fill in the contact info.

    Please support these programs, trust me you WILL feel the loss.


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