Books Needed for New KRC Reading Room


This fall, the WNBA-NYC Chapter will partner with Kids Research Center, a non-profit focused on children’s literacy, to collect new and gently-used books for children.

Kids Research Center (KRC) was founded by WNBA member, Marlene Veloso, and provides free literacy programs to children and families living in low-income neighborhoods. To date, KRC has collected more than 12,000 books for children; built 6 colorful reading rooms; and held countless literacy workshops throughout the NY-Metro area.

Last year, the WNBA-NYC Chapter collected 560 books for Kids Research Center. All of the books went towards building a brand-new reading room at the Campos Plaza Community Center in New York City. Take a look at the finished product:


This year’s book drive will run from September to December. We are asking all members to bring a book donation to any event this fall. A book collection table will be set-up at each event for members to drop off books.

KRC collects books for children ages 3-15. They collect picture books, early readers, chapter books, and middle grade books. Books collected during the WNBA Book Drive will go to a brand-new reading room, scheduled for a spring 2015 opening.

To learn more about KRC, please visit their website at You can also follow them on and

Thank you in advance for your support!

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The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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