The mission of the Book Wagon is to increase the number of books in San Francisco homes. We do this by giving away free books that children may keep, and we generate excitement about reading through book ownership. The Book Wagon brings a wide assortment of family-friendly books to elementary schools and parks, and children choose what they want to read, bring the books home, and start a library. A home library creates an environment in which reading is a part of the continuing activity of life.
Books have astonishing benefits for children. They are the tools that children need to develop basic language skills, expand their vocabularies, feed their imagination and build self-esteem. Books are interactive; they ask that kids think.
Home Library & Book Ownership
Our Mission is to get books into the hands of children and to generate excitement about owning and reading books. Children seem eager to choose their own books and we believe they value the books they bring home.
Laura Cano Amela