DIBS for Kids: Supporting teachers to send books home with every student every night
Not a Book Drive, a DIBS Drive: Turning the Page on Traditional Book Distribution

Not a Book Drive, a DIBS Drive: Turning the Page on Traditional Book Distribution

At DIBS for Kids, we are revolutionizing the way Omaha thinks about book drives. Communities across the nation often conduct book drives in an attempt to breathe new life into the books stowed away in attic boxes or that are sitting on children's bookshelves, outgrown by their readers. It’s not a book drive. Our vision for this DIBS Drive (and future ones) is that the community can band together to raise money for individual classrooms looking to implement the DIBS program.

3 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Infants and Toddlers

3 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Infants and Toddlers

As a child, my favorite part during the school day was story time. My teachers would be so into the book it felt like our class was apart of it! As an adult and previous daycare teacher, I loved reading to my classes- infants to toddlers. The touch and feel books are my favorite for infants. I loved seeing their reaction to the feeling of the different materials.

A Reflection of Me: El Día de los Niños

April 30th may seem an ordinary day, one that comes five days after what is described as “the perfect date”...

Make a mess this Spring Break with literacy crafts

They say that knowledge is power. In our changing world, with more and more information to locate, sift through, and...

What Got Us Here, Won’t Get Us There

A Message from our Founder I used to tell people I was a “social entrepreneur.” I think they thought I...

A soccer ball and a book: How we think about kids’ relationship with reading

Hi there, I’m Gina. As an Omaha professional, mother, and dedicated volunteer to literacy efforts, I’ve spent the past several years championing literacy through the Literacy Center, which is focused on building literacy skills for adults. I recently started working with DIBS, so you’ll be hearing more from me later on.