Creation of iMagic reading house

Hi everyone, I'm raising seed money for a neighborhood reading house in Springfield, Il. Our literacy organization has purchased four parcels of land on the east side of town where the house will be located.

We identified this community because of its lack of resources. Ten years ago our city closed the branch library in this quadrant of town, leaving a book desert. In the following years, I created a number of summer reading programs and saw the tremendous growth in students' reading ability over six short weeks during summer.

One year my heart broke when a student questioned why the program was ending. I've never forgotten her or my commitment to create a permanent place where children can be surrounded by books and volunteer reading coaches year round.

iMagicNation has a proven track record in our community. The seed money we are raising will pay for preliminary sketches and designs for the house.

We ask you to consider getting behind our vision of creating a safe, magical place where children can experience the joy of reading, some for the very first time.


Donna A. Brown
Founder and Board President
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