The Children’s Reading Alliance (formerly under the name The Children’s Reading Foundation of Doña Ana County) focuses on advancing children’s literacy in Doña Ana County. Because it has been proven that reading daily with children and having books in the home leads to success in school, we promote the message “Read with a child every day” and support programs designed to place books in the hands of families.

Book Distribution

Anyone who would like us to gather some books for a group or event can fill out our Book Request Form: CRA Book Request form

Please submit book requests at least 2 weeks before the books are needed!

Email completed forms to

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Raising Readers
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Raising Readers

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June 2022 Reading Solution

Summer Reading Opportunities Need You! By Rorie Measure A walk around your block may reveal a new construction the size of a small cupboard in your neighbor’s front yard. On closer inspection you’ll see books and magazines inside. The beauty of these tiny cupboards of books is that they belong to everyone. Anybody is welcome…

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