StoryBox

StoryBox: Sending Books to Kids

This summer, we've excited to launch our StoryBox program. With this program, we're teaming up with Westerville Partners for Education to do something special for students in the district:
 
We're sending home a box of free new books to every student in K-3 who is recommended for summer intervention with Westerville City Schools. 
 
We know that "summer slide" is a real thing. Student literacy and comprehension skills fall over the summer months every year, and we expect to see even more of that this year with access to libraries restricted over the summer and more families staying home and indoors. We wanted to find a way to help. StoryBox was born of that need.
 
The idea is simple.
 
1. Sponsor a StoryBox Reader: You sponsor a reader for $25 or a group of readers, if you are able. Your sponsorship of readers puts new, free books directly in the hands of kids. 
 
2. We send a StoryBox to students: Reader sponsorships enable us to send a box of 4 new (and leveled appropriately for that reader) books to each student's home. The student keeps and enjoys the books. All K-3 students recommended for summer intervention with Westerville City Schools will receive a StoryBox in our program in summer 2020. Each StoryBox contains 4 new books, a bookmark, and a notecard telling the family about the program and where to access the StoryBox Video Library.  
 
3. StoryBox Video Library: We provide the student with access to our online StoryBox Video Library of guest readers who are demonstrating the reading of the books that student has received in their StoryBox. That way students can read along with the guest readers. Student can also access the entire video library of our guests reading all the books we've sent out in the program. Even if they don't have that book in hand, they can still enjoy a virtual storytime reading!
 
We have worked closely with Westerville City Schools and the StoryBox program has the endorsement of the Summer Intervention program. WCS has helped us choose books that are leveled appropriately for each reader. 
 

StoryBox Donation Form

Visa or MasterCard: the three-digit card verification number can be found on the back of the card.

American Express: the four-digit card verification number can be found on the front of the card.