Up With Books charity event at the Lowell Spinners
Join Up With Books for a fun afternoon of baseball as the Lowell Spinners take on the Hudson Valley Renegades on Nascar Night! The first 1,000 fans into the stadium will receive an Oyo car. Nascar driver David Ragan will be there! Game time is 5:05pm.
Stop by our table at the top of Section 105 for giveaways and raffle baskets. Basket items include tickets to Storyland, Boston Duck Tours, 5 Wits, New England Aquarium, Franklin Park Zoo, and a Lowell Spinners 2019 team signed baseball! All tickets purchased through Up With Books are entered to WIN a game worn jersey. Visit us at upwithbooks.org for tickets or more information.
All proceeds go towards our programs to provide books to low-income children.
Why we do what we do....
Children from low-income families lose valuable reading skills during the summer due to lack of access to books. Providing children with books allows them to gain, rather than lose, reading skills. Children who lose reading ability over the summer rarely catch up. Creating a steady supply of new, age-appropriate books has been shown to dramatically increase interest in reading within months. A lack of academic achievement is a key reason 8,000 students drop out of high school every day. Education is one step to break the cycle of poverty many of these children are faced with. When children are given equal opportunities to succeed, the whole community benefits, and a great place to start is having books to read at home.
Every Summer Has a Story
The Every Summer Has a Story reading program was created to give books to children most at risk for learning setback to have in their homes. This program provides children with a drawstring backpack filled with 5-8 books, coloring books, crayons, and other educational materials. Generous donations from the DCU Kids Foundation, Hachette Book Group, Candlewidk Press, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have enabled Up With Books to give out over 7,000 books this summer!