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Community and Outreach Engagement

Bookworm Central guiding principle Growing Fine Minds is not limited to book fairs. An essential part of promoting literacy is being out in the community and actively participating in new initiatives. Bookworm does this by partnering with other businesses, attending literacy events, and being on boards to advocate and facilitate the importance of literacy. Here are some of our outreach programs:

Programs Supporting Literacy and Reading

  • FLIP (First Graders Love Independent Practice)
  • RISE (Read In Summer and Excel)
  • REDI (Read Everyday Independently)
  • SOAR (STEM Out and Read)
  • Books4Babies
  • WIC (Women Infants and Children)
  • BOB (Battle of the Books)
  • VRC Virginia Readers Choice)
  • Virginia Reads
  • Pledge to Read
  • REAP Reading Empowers all Parents)
  • RAIL (Readers are Independent Learners)
  • Adopt–a–Book
  • Booklings
  • BookConnect

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Educational Book and Media Association Member
  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Loudoun County Education Foundations Advisory Trustee
  • Maryland Association of School Librarians Member
  • Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation
  • Prince William Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Prince William Chamber of Commerce Education and Innovation Committee Member
  • Prince William County Schools Education Foundation Board of Directors (SPARK)
  • Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William Executive Board of Directors
  • Virginia Association of School Librarians Member
  • Virginia State Reading Association Member

Community Events

  • Manassas Reads
  • Prince William Reads
  • Hosting Author Visits
  • National Young Readers Day Sponsor
  • Prince William Community Sponsor
  • Explore Summer Reading Program
  • Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William Job One

Private/Public Sector Business and Non-Profit Collaborations

  • Mosley Architects
  • Apple Federal Credit Union
  • Readers Are Leaders (RAL)
  • Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
  • Sandy Spring Bank
  • Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William
  • BB&T