Bright Star Books
The latest developmental research indicates that access to books is one of the strongest predictors of future educational attainment. Limited-resource children living in book deserts do not have regular access to books - a disparity we are trying to change.
Bright Star Books is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on increasing ownership of and access to books for limited-resource children in the Greater Akron region.
We build children's libraries throughout Greater Akron in an effort to increase access to books for limited-resource children. We also distribute new and like-new books to grow home libraries to facilitate book ownership and promote a culture of reading from a young age.