Success Won’t Wait donates 200+ children’s books to Phoenixville Read Aloud; Total now tops 1,200 books!

bookshelf image of children's booksDid you know that reading aloud to a child who is at-risk gives them an important head start? And, this read-aloud time is most meaningful in the child’s first four or five years — even before he reaches school?

These, and other important read-aloud statistics and facts are found in Jim Trelease’s New York Times best-selling book The Read-Aloud Handbook. This book is the basis for the new read-aloud project of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The brainchild of resident Larry Jilk, this is a project that reaches at risk pre-K children and provides literary-rich environments at centers throughout the area.

This week, Success Won’t Wait donated over 200 children’s books to the program. This donation, in combination with two previous ones, brings the program total to 1,200+ children’s books!

To learn more about the Phoenixville literacy project, or to donate books, please contact Larry Jilk @

Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware. Want to learn more about Success Won’t Wait’s literacy projects, how to donate used  books, or volunteer your time? Simply visit About Success Won’t Wait.

Read now, because success won’t wait!

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