Worldreader wins the US Library of Congress 2023 Literacy Award ➤

Reading improves lives.

Learn about how we are supporting children during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond with Keep Children Reading.

Worldreader is a nonprofit organization that brings high-quality, affordable digital learning to children and youth in communities where books are scarce.

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Everyone in the world deserves the power, opportunity, and joy that reading brings.
With the support of partners, donors, and funders, we’re getting closer to making that happen every day.

The following data was updated on November 29th, 2021.


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Together, we’re changing the lives of readers in 48 countries. And counting.

Worldreader supports programming in schools and libraries in six regions,
while readers across 48 countries benefit from our digital library.

The approach that gets results.

We combine books, technology, and programming to provide reading solutions that support readers around the world.


Children and youth benefit from our library of thousands of high-quality, culturally relevant books that inspire and educate.

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Whether it’s through e-readers, tablets, or mobile phones, readers benefit from a digital library on affordable, state-of-the-art devices.

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Our experts provide trainings for schools, libraries, and families to make sure readers get the most out of reading programs.

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Covid-19 has led to
school disruptions

Keep Children Reading is a distance-learning initiative to support vulnerable children during the Covid-19 education crisis and beyond.

For vulnerable students across the world, the threat of Covid-19, an education system in crisis, and a lack of traditional resources like libraries and community centers, have made the need for a digital reading solution more urgent than ever. Worldreader’s Keep Children Reading program gives parents and caregivers access to a library from their mobile phones so they can support their children’s learning while school disruptions persist.

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We partner with hundreds of publishers – from small local publishers to internationally renowned publishers – to bring the right library of books to readers.

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We work closely with governments, nonprofits, and public and private schools to co-implement digital reading solutions that will boost learning outcomes.  

We partner with some of the world’s leading corporate organizations who share our vision. Together, we reach more readers with better solutions every day. 

Foundations that support our work share our belief  that digital reading provides an accessible and cost-effective solution to getting more people reading. 

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