$10,000 To Be Awarded to Individual Champions of Literacy

 2nd Annual Freedom Through Literacy Award Judith’s Reading Room announced today that applications for its 2nd Annual Freedom Through Literacy Awards are available.   To apply, applicants should visit:  WWW.JUDITHSREADINGROOM.ORG/ FREEDOM-THROUGH-LITERACY-AWARD.  Deadline for submissions is January 26, 2016.  Winners will be publicly announced at the Colonial Association of Reading Educators (C.A.R.E’s) Celebrate Literacy Award Dinner on [...]

Judith’s Reading Room Announces Winners of Its Freedom Through Literacy Award

Two Easton Women Among Winners Judith’s Reading Room announced that thirty-four applicants from around the world and across the United States had competed in its inaugural Freedom Through Literacy Award. One Grand Prize winner and five runner-ups will share in the $10,000 award. Janice Komisor with ProJeCt of Easton and Janet Brown with TEACH Rwanda, [...]

Judith’s Reading Room Selected to Receive Memorial Day Service Award

Judith’s Reading Room will be honored during the Memorial Day Program in Williams Township, PA for its “foresight and initiative…its hard work to provide books to children around the world and our military.” The Community Service Recognition Award will be presented at the Memorial Day Program on May 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Williams Township [...]


THROUGH SIMON KIDGITS CLUB’S BOOK BLAST EVENT Families are invited to make reading a social experience with special in-mall activities Join Lehigh Valley Mall on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Elevator Court for its annual Simon Kidgits Book Blast event. This year, the mall is teaming up with Better World Books to [...]

International Literacy Day Celebration Today

Ten Thousand Villages Collaboration in Pennsylvania and  Five Library Openings in Romania The literacy nonprofit organization, Judith’s Reading Room, aims to raise public awareness of the extraordinary value of the written word by celebrating UNESCO’s International Literacy Day 2014 both here and abroad.   In eastern Pennsylvania, Ten Thousand Villages, one of the world’s oldest [...]

Summer Reading Program

Five Books is All it Takes to Alleviate ‘Summer  Slide’ Judith’s Reading Room, a nonprofit literacy organization, donated today over 300 hand picked books for young people connected with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.  The joint effort is aimed to reduce ‘summer slide,’ or the loss of skill, knowledge, and motivation acquired during [...]

Talk, Tea and Tour with NY Times Best Selling Author Carol McD. Wallace

Join a lively presentation with New York Times best-selling author, Carol McD. Wallace on her book: To Marry and English Lord, the book that inspired the popular show Downton Abbey, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from noon to 3pm at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Bethlehem PA. Hear about the glamour and misfortune that [...]


The Graphic Novel, Persepolis, To Be Featured The graphic novel and memoir, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi will come to life in the form of an innovative dance interpretation on September 26 at Muhlenberg’s Trexler Library, sponsored by Judith’s Reading Room, the winner of a $1,000 grant from the American Library Association. Persepolis, the story about [...]

Judith’s Reading Room Continues To Spread The “Written” Word

Judith's Reading Room recently donated 1,000 children's books to St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network to promote literacy amongst at-risk youth in the Lehigh Valley.   500 middle school books were hand-selected for the St. Luke's Medical Mobile van that serves Broughal, Northeast, Raub and Trexler Middle Schools in Bethlehem and 500 elementary level books were [...]

Bethlehem’s Judith’s Reading Room Opens Libraries in Japan & Namibia

An article about Judith’s Reading Room’s work around the world inspired members of a New Jersey church to contact the organization to help one of their members, a Peace Corps volunteer at Schlip Primary School in Rehoboth, Namibia, stock its deteriorating library. Marine Moms contacted Judith’s Reading Room to request books for their sons stationed [...]