Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. We prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. We inspire children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice. RIF provides new, free books for children to choose from and make their own. Our vision is a literate America in which all children have access to books and discover the joys and value of reading. Our mission is to motive young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, RIF has placed over 412 million books in the hands of more than 40 million children since it was established in 1966. Denver Public Schools has been a part of RIF since 1977.



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