Art of the Book is an initiative to create beautifully crafted story-themed chairs for libraries, schools and non-profits to build literacy-rich environments and spread the joy of reading. Storytime Crafts chairs are integrated into public spaces to create an environment where children can explore reading, and also provide a unique space for interactive read-aloud programs.

 

Every crafted chair uses children's stories to accent the words, colors, shapes and details of each individual story. Storytime Crafts is committed to reducing waste, reusing furniture and recycling books for the Art of the Book initiative.

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List of donations includes:

Ty Allan Jackson, Author (When I Close My Eyes)

Equine Assisted Activities Group (The Flea's Sneeze) 

Horse SenseAbility (Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny)

Martha's Vineyard Bank Library Donations:

     West Tisbury Library (The Snowy Day)

     Oak Bluffs Public Library (Horton Hatches The Egg)

     Chilmark Library (The Lorax)

Joslin Diabetes Research Foundation (The Foot Book)

Wellesley Community Children's Center, Wellesley (Little Bear)

Carter Nursery School, Needham, MA (Little Toot)

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Revere (The Snowy Day)

Martin Luther King  Jr. K-8 School, Dorchester

     (The Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Beethoven Elementary School, West Roxbury (Chrysanthemum)

Aquinnah Public Library, Martha's Vineyard, MA

     (The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses)

Edgartown Library, Martha's Vineyard, MA (The Sailor Dog)

Vineyard Haven Library, Martha's Vineyard, MA

     (Ten Apples Up On Top, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom)

Wellesley Hills Branch Library, Welllesley, MA

     (Make Way For Ducklings)

Stanley Elementary School, Waltham, MA (The Rainbow Fish)

Martin Luther King Jr K-8 School, Dorchester, MA (The Kissing Hand)

Whittemore Elementary School, Waltham, MA (Corduroy)

Murphy K-8 School, Dorchester, MA

     (Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel)

Needham High School, Needham, MA

     (Oh The Places You'll Go, Happy Birthday To You!)

Needham Firefighters- Local 1706, Needham, MA  (The Fire Engine Book)

Needham Piedatrics, Needham, MA

     (Dr Seuss's ABC, Fox in Sox, There's A Wocket in My Pocket)

Wellesley Community Children's Center, MA (A Color of His Own)

Reach Out And Reach, RI (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut)

Metrowest Family Promise, Natick, MA

     (One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish)

Home For Little Wanderers, Preschool Outreach Program (POP)     
     Roslindale, MA (Hop On Pop, Goodnight Moon)

Hasbro Children's Hospital, "Read to Me" Literacy Program,

    Providence, RI (Winnie The Pooh)

Carter Nursery School, Needham, MA (Curious George Visits the Zoo, 

     Are You My Mother?, Little Bear Won't Sleep)

Sponsors and Partners for Literacy:

Storytime Crafts, Inc. 2019

Needham, MA 02494

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"Sponsors and Partners for Literacy" is a specific term to include all organizations that support the mission of Storytime Crafts, Inc. including financial contributions, in-kind donations, and the exchange of charitable donations for sponsor and partner opportunities. 

"Sponsors and Partners for Literacy" receive recognition on Storytime Crafts website and through social media.

Dana Freedman - Needham High School '22

Nora Joyce - Newton Country Day School