A Big Thank You to Bright Star Books

A Big Thank You to Bright Star Books
Posted on 01/29/2021

A BIG THANK YOU to Bright Star Books!!  And to Mr. Bergey! 

Today Mr. Bergey was working hard to accept over 1500 books for the students at Rimer CLC, an Akron Public School in the Kenmore neighborhood..  Each Student will receive a collection of books to keep at home!  We can’t wait to get these books into the hands of Rimer Huskies!! 

Bright Star Books is a non profit organization formed to get books into the hands of children that need them in the Greater Akron region.  Aiming to do this at the earliest possible age to ensure children grow up habituated to the potential of books as sources of learning and joy. Co-founders Christin and Keith Seher formed BSB after an “Aha!” moment with their then 3-year-old son, Keaton. Reading at home, they mentioned how other children don’t have books at home like him. After a moment’s thought, he responded “Then we have to give them some!”  BSB’s efforts began in 2014 building libraries in temporary housing situations; but within a few months, community members began bringing BSB their used children’s books en masse. Realizing they had tapped into an under-leveraged resource, the Sehers began building a pipeline to get these books to children who need them most. Five years in, Bright Star Books’ giving and community of supporters continue to expand, united by belief in the transformative power a book can have in the hands of a child. 


Thank you Keaton for such a terrific idea!  We are grateful for your generosity!

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