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Capstone Partners with New Horizon Academy to Donate Children’s Books to Reach Out and Read

February 6, 2013 11:05 AM

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Feb. 4, 2013 – In honor of February’s "I Love to Read" month, Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, is partnering with New Horizon Academy, one of the nation’s most successful and respected child care providers, to donate children’s books to the nonprofit organization Reach Out and Read.

Throughout the entire month, Capstone is offering a 25% discount on books purchased for donation to Reach Out and Read, as well as matching all book donations to the organization. Families of New Horizon Academy can learn more about the program through their specific center. The New Horizon Academy center with the most books donated will also receive free access to myON reader™, Capstone Digital’s online personalized literacy environment matching students’ interests and reading levels to recommended enhanced digital books. myON reader provides online access to more than 4,000 books with multimedia supports (embedded dictionary, highlighting and audio), customized to a child’s interest and reading ability.

"We are delighted about our partnership. As leaders in the education of young children, we understand the importance of helping children learn about giving back to the community. The book drive for Reach Out and Read helps children see the positive impact that they can make in the community. We are impressed with the generosity of Capstone and greatly appreciate their support of this important initiative," said Cara Johnson-Bader, Director of Parent Experiences at New Horizon Academy.

"Reach Out and Read is uniquely situated to promote early reading skills and school readiness in young children. Capstone is proud to combine our philanthropic efforts with New Horizon Academy to match donations, book for book, and support this important literacy initiative," said Maryellen Coughlan, Capstone Director of New Initiatives.

Capstone has a rich tradition of giving back to the communities it serves. In 2012, the company supported more than 250 organizations’ initiatives across the globe through book donations, sponsorships, scholarships and employee volunteer time.

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About Reach out and Read

Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization promoting early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms. By giving new books to children and advising parents about the importance of reading aloud, Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop early reading skills in children. Reach Out and Read serves more than 4 million children and their families annually. Visit www.ReachOutAndRead.org for more information.

About New Horizon Academy

New Horizon Academy, based in Minnesota, has been serving families since 1971. New Horizon Academy now has 56 centers and serves over 6000 children. Because of our continuing love, belief, and dedication to children, we have flourished and have become one of the nation's most successful, trusted, and respected child care providers. The commitment to excellence our founder, Sue Dunkley, strived for in New Horizon's early beginning is the foundation that our company is built on and is the cornerstone of all our New Horizon Academy centers. Today, New Horizon is operated by many dedicated people. Although we are growing and serving more families each year, we will always have family roots, a warm atmosphere, an open door, and a commitment to excellence.

About Capstone

Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books in nonfiction and fiction, digital products and services and literacy programs. Capstone’s content comes in a variety of print and digital formats including board books, picture books, interactive books, apps, audio and databases. Imprints under Capstone include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Heinemann-Raintree, Picture Window Books, and Stone Arch Books. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com.

 

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