My Very Own Library
My Very Own Library
My Very Own Library Kick off

New Jersey After 3 partners with the Foundation For Newark's Future to distribute 60,000 books to newark students and proudly serves as project management partner on the My Very Own Library initiative.

New Jersey After 3, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding learning opportunities for New Jersey's youth, has partnered with the Foundation for Newark's Future on the My Very Own Library initiative. My Very Own Library (MVOL) is a pilot literacy initiative underwritten by the Foundation for Newark's Future and by Mrs. Anne Feeley, a private philanthropist. MVOL is committed to giving 60,000 new books, along with inspiring

motivational literacy activities, to close to 6,000 students at three book distribution events this school year.

In alignment with New Jersey After 3's READS! literacy program, and its vast experience in widescale book distributions, New Jersey After 3 was selected as the project management partner of MVOL and is responsible for serving as the primary liaison with the eight participating schools on the coordination of elements related to their 3 book distribution events - including book ordering, marketing, and volunteer and dignitary engagement. The book distribution partner, and organization bringing prominent author-engagement to MVOL, is First Book - a nonprofit book supplier with a mission to make books available to kids.

The MVOL initiative is also proudly supported by the Office of the Mayor, as part of a broader citywide literacy effort.

My Very Own Library Kick off
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November 21, 2011 - MVOL Kick Off!

Event Highlights: Mayor Corey Booker, Newark Public Schools' Superintendent -Cami Anderson, and The Foundation for Newark's Future President & CEO - Gregory Taylor, attended the kickoff celebration at Ridge Street School, supported by Principal Garruto. The dignitaries then visited other MVOL schools to partake in engaging motivational literacy activities happening at their MVOL kick-off events!

Facebook Photos of the event


Reading aloud to young children is so critical that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors prescribe reading activities along with other advice given to parents at regular check-ups.

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