Budding Readers is a local (Ontario County, NY) non-profit organization that provides free books and parent guidance about reading to babies and young children.

Our Community Programs in the Bloomfield, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Marcus Whitman, Midlakes, Naples, Red Jacket, and Victor school district communities provide a free “bundle of books” to babies up to 36 months of age (just changed) along with our Parent Guide containing tips for reading to babies and young children. In addition, books are gifted to siblings through age 7.

Budding Readers also has Partnership Programs with a number of local service agencies in Ontario County and beyond.  Please see the Partnership Programs page for more detailed information.  We are proud to partner with these programs so that we can reach the children they serve and also to enhance the programs of these organizations.

Budding Readers is proud to be an all-volunteer organization. We have no paid staff. Many are current or retired educators (teachers & librarians).

Budding Readers, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) funded solely through charitable contributions, grants, and donations of books. Budding Readers, Inc. is also registered with the New York State Charities Bureau. All donations are tax-deductible.