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Target SLM

In 2007 Target, in partnership with The Heart of America Foundation, launched the Target School Library Makeover. The goal was, and still is, to help more children read proficiently by the end of third grade. So how exactly does Target help children accomplish this? The program helps revive school libraries across the country that are in need by providing them with a new surplus of books and technology that will surely get kids excited about reading.

This year’s program will include three awesome components. First, library makeovers that consist of transforming 32 school libraries with remodeled spaces that will feature 2,000 new books, furniture, carpets and shelves, and a technology upgrade that includes new iPads! As if that weren’t enough, each child will also receive seven new books to take home! The chosen schools will also have the option of receiving Target Meals for Minds school-based food pantry in addition to the library makeover.

The second component of the Target School Library Makeover program is $1.5 million in reading grants to over 100 schools that have already received library makeovers in order to increase reading proficiency. And finally, Target will work with school districts in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. to develop a literacy pilot. The goal being that by the end of 2012, Target will have transformed libraries at 150 elementary schools across the country that are in need.

We all know how important literacy is in our child’s life. Reading not only opens up our child’s imagination, but also provides them with the tools to explore and embrace the world around them. Many of us even create little reading nooks at home with our favorite bilingual books, or set aside a special time of day just for reading with our niños en español. So, of course we are also hosting an awesome giveaway for SpanglishBaby readers to get their own and special bilingual reading nook en tu casa.

The Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner: Betty !

We’re giving away one Target prize pack to create your own inspirational home library! The package includes:

  • One Nook Color (or similar type e-reader)
  • 10 new age-appropriate books. Spanish-language ones are available and may be requested.
  • One bookshelf
  • One blanket
  • One $50 Target GiftCard
  • One “Fat Boy” Chair 

To enter, all you have to do is tell us what your ideal at-home library space includes.

That’s all you have to do to enter this giveaway. If you want to up your chances at winning, then this is how you can get additional entries (only after you’ve completed the step above):

**Please leave a separate comment for each so we can count them and avoid mistakes.

1. Subscribe to receive blog updates and subscriber-only content via email and leave us an extra comment letting us know you did so or that you’re already a subscriber. Make sure to leave the comment using the same email you subscribed with.

2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway including a link to the post http://bit.ly/JBdgCf, @SpanglishBaby  and #TargetSLM hashtag. Copy the link to the tweet in an additional comment on the giveaway’s post.

Click to Tweet Ex: Target renovating 32 school libraries thru #TargetSLM U can win a reading nook prize, inc a Nook Color @SpanglishBaby http://bit.ly/JBdgCf

3. Like SpanglishBaby on Facebook and join a thriving community of parents.

This giveaway ends Sunday, May 2oth, at midnight PST and is open to everyone over 18 years of age in the continental U.S. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Check out the Giveaway Rules.

Disclosure: Target provided us with these giveaway packages to share with you at no cost.

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