The NCBLA needs you. First, if you can find a way to support our efforts financially that would be a tremendous help. Most corporate grants do not cover basic operating expenses. Your gift will help us continue to expand our website and the good work that we do. Go to Donate to NCBLA for information concerning giving.

Second, if you know of any literacy or library situation unfolding anywhere in the country that deserves our attention — pending legislation, library closings, or literacy organization needs — please inform us and we will do everything we can to spread the word and bring attention to the need. Email us at: and type “Activist Alert” in the email subject heading.

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The NCBLA is not a membership organization. But we would like to expand our professional base, creating a Friends of the NCBLA support group that we may call on for specific help from time to time, to gather information and spread news. If you are a teacher, librarian, professor or academic; author or illustrator; an interested member of the media; an employee of a not-for-profit that services children and/or literacy, library, literature, or arts needs; a museum administrator; a pediatrician or pediatric nurse; or a youth or sports organization director or employee; please reach out to us on social media or by email at

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the NCBLA network. We look forward to hearing from you.