At Delivering Infinite Book Shelves
We understand how tough it is to teach kids who aren't getting reading practice outiside of the classroom. And as a teacher it can be hard to justify sending your classroom books home with students when they might get lost or damaged.
We have a solution
Our software is inspired by library inventory systems to organize books in the classroom. It allows kids to check books in and out to take and read at home, so every kid has a chance to enjoy a good book outside of the classroom.
The problem we are working to solve is that in-home reading for children is not consistently happening in every home across Omaha. This is a problem because in-home reading is extremely valuable for elementary-aged students.
This is also a huge source of inequity for our students and makes teaching really tough. Some students already have "infinite" books at home; others only have the opportunity to read at school.
We’re on a Mission to change that. And we’re on a Mission to do so without adding anything to our teachers’ already full plates. Here’s how...
Our Mission is to support elementary school teachers in the Omaha area to ensure that every child is reading a book on their reading level, by themselves, every night, for fun. Over the last three years we’ve attempted to accomplish this Mission with 25, 75, and now with 300 families. And we’ve become convinced that it’s possible for Omaha as an entire city to accomplish our Mission of in-home reading, for every child, every night. But we’ve also learned that schools need a few critical levers of support...
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