Why We Are Needed

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8%

The average number of low income families who visit a library. Low income families are not visiting because they are fearful of fines, work hours don't match up or transportation issues.  

60%

The percentage of Galveston ISD fourth graders who are reading below level at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.  

61%

The percentage of Galveston ISD third graders who are reading below level at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.  

74%

The percentage of public school students in Galveston who are economically disadvantaged. 

1

The number of books per 300 kids in low income neighborhoods. 

14

The average number of books a middle income child has at any given time.