Empowering Children

Helping Kids Read

Helping Kids Read

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One Book at a Time

Our Response to COVID-19


Read Aloud Program

We have paused our Read Aloud Program until further notice, reducing group activities as the governor has directed. When we are able to resume read-aloud visits, our reading programs may be the only opportunity children have to be read to or receive access to books. 

If you or a family member/friend is interested in volunteering with Love of Learning, go here.

Book Club Program

Love of Learning is coordinating with local partners to deliver children’s books safely to children in our reading programs.

Ways You Can Help

Get a friend to join our email mailing list. Follow us on social media. Read to a child. 

We are hopeful for the future.  


Here are some helpful resources for you and your families:

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Basic Coronavirus Info Comic for Kids

What is love of learning?


Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

To empower disadvantaged children and improve Central Virginia through literacy initiatives. 

A community where every child has access to high quality books and is read to every day.


Our History

Our Mission

Our Mission

Seeing a need to help combat Central Virginia's literacy crisis, elementary school teachers formed Love of Learning to provide low-income children with books, read-alouds, and one-on-one tutoring. 


Our Team

Our Mission

Our Team

We're  a collaborative team of local educators, business leaders, and community members who are passionate about improving the reading skills of low-income kids in Central Virginia. 

Help Our Cause

Your contributions help to improve the lives of low-income children in Central Virginia. Love of Learning is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charity.

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Did You Know?

  Did you know the most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to books? 

Did you know that reading aloud

to children is the single most important activity for eventual success in school? 

Because 61% of low-income families have no age-appropriate books in their homes, creating a steady stream of new, age-appropriate books has been shown to nearly triple interest in reading within months. 

Kids growing up in homes with at least 20 books get 3 years more schooling than children from homes without books. Combine those books with frequent read-alouds and lives transform!

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