Books Are GEMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire children and empower families through literacy.
Located in El Paso, Texas, we serve our region by Providing Free Books to Children in Our Efforts to increase Literacy Rates in El Paso County, Southern New Mexico and Ft. Bliss communities!
Our Current Program, Has Changed to "Grab a Bag of Books" for children. Bags are Sorted by Grade level and Gender. Each Bag of books contain one new book and several gently used books! These Bags are Provided to each child in a family. However, at this time, we are not allowing families into the bookstore because of the current pandemic. One Person may enter, while wearing a face-mask, and pick up a Bag of Books for each Child in their family!
Thank you for Understanding!
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Our vision is to see a book
in the hands of every child in our community.
By putting a book into the hands of every child in our community, we are changing lives one book at a time.
Our goal is to make books easily accessible to all families,
thereby increasing literacy, fluency,
and comprehension in children and their parents.