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Books Are Wings (BAW)

The mission of Books Are Wings mission is to put free books in the hands of children. We were founded in 1998 by Elizabeth M Dennigan, her family, and a group of dedicated volunteers committed to literacy, reading, libraries, and fun. New and “gently” used books were collected from local friends and neighbors and distributed at day care and community centers.  In 2003, BAW incorporated into a 501 (c) 3 non- profit organization, governed by a board of directors. With active Board members, and dedicated community involvement, BAW committed itself to children, community service, and literacy. Unique book parties began at local libraries and parks, giving children the opportunity to experience the joy of reading by choosing their own books, engaging in literacy activities and discovering that reading is fun. In School Year 2016, Books Are Wings distributed 52,935 books to 16,775 children in Central Falls, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket.

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