As we gather with family and friends this week, we at the Children’s Literacy Foundation (“CLiF”) want to share how thankful we are for so many wonderful partners, supporters, and volunteers, who help us spread the joy of literacy to thousands of low-income, at-risk, and rural children in Vermont and New Hampshire each year.

CLiF is thankful for…

Our generous donors who help us inspire a love of reading and writing among thousands of low-income, at-risk, and rural kids in VT & NH each year. Your kind donations give kids exciting storytelling presentations by CLiF’s many talented presenters, exciting literacy programs, and new, high-quality books! Thank you for helping us spread the joy of reading and writing – we couldn’t do it without you!

Our dedicated volunteers who sort, sticker, and pack hundreds of books for children to choose from at our literacy programs across New Hampshire and Vermont each week.

Volunteers Gary & JD put CLiF stickers in books for children to write their names in and take home!




Our community partners who help us spread the joy of reading and writing. We thank our program partners at schools, libraries, childcare centers, after-school programs, and a wide range of sites serving low-income, at-risk, and rural kids, who help us inspire a love of reading and writing among the kids we all serve!

We are also thankful for the 13 independent bookstores in New Hampshire and Vermont hosting book drives for CLiF this holiday season, and all their generous customers who purchase a children’s book for a child in need. Participating bookstores this year include: Bridgeside Books (Waterbury, VT), Bear Pond Books (Montpelier, VT), Ebenezer Books (Johnson, VT), Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH), MainStreet BookEnds (Warner, NH), Morgan Hill Bookstore (New London, NH), Norwich Bookstore (Norwich, VT), Phoenix Books (Burlington, Chester, Essex, and Rutland, VT), RiverRun Bookstore (Portsmouth, NH), and Toadstool Books (Keene, NH). Thank you to all our bookstore partners, and all the generous customers who donate books to CLiF!

The amazing children’s authors, illustrators, poets, graphic novelists and storytellers who bring stories to life at CLiF’s literacy programs.

Most importantly, the many children whose love of reading and writing has been inspired by CLiF literacy programs and new books THANK YOU for making it all possible. But don’t take our word for it; here are a few of the MANY thank you notes we get from kids showing their gratitude. 

We are grateful for each and every person who helps us inspire a reading of writing and keep “opening doors, opening books, opening minds!” 




Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF!)


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