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Category: Reading Rooms

In Reading Rooms on September 7, 2018 - 10:35 am

Reading Room Spotlight: J. Covington Elementary

Through the generosity of Advocate Christ Medical Center, J. Covington Elementary School opened their Ben Carson Reading Room on April 11, 2014 in Oak Lawn, IL. In the past four years since its inception, the jungle-themed reading room has been a beloved school addition by the students and staff of Covington. Visitors to the room […]

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In Reading Rooms on August 6, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: EJE Academies

Equity and Justice in Education Academies Charter School (EJE Academies) in El Cajon, California opened their Think Big Reading Room in April 2018.  The space-themed reading room was made possible by the Gagon Trust and the hard working team at EJE Academies.  Students in kindergarten through 8th grade frequent the former conference room to find […]

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In Reading Rooms on June 6, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Belle Glade Elementary School

Thanks to the Palm Beach County Chapter of the CSF, Belle Glade Elementary school opened their reading room in November 2016.  Belle Glade selected a transportation theme for their reading room designed to remind students of all of the places they’re able to go.  Students who visit the reading room have unique options for where […]

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In Reading Rooms on April 4, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Bedford Elementary School

Back in February of 2014, students and staff at Bedford Elementary School in Pikesville, MD celebrated the opening of their brand new Candyland-themed reading room.  Thanks to the Beverly K. and Jerome M. Fine Foundation, the room is a bright and colorful oasis where students can read books surrounded by pictures of sweet treats. During […]

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In Reading Rooms on March 22, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Candy Carson’s Reading Room Tour

Take a step inside a few reading room openings from Candy Carson’s perspective!  Lake Park Elementary  Student greeters in the main office sporting headbands with wildlife ears greeted guests with hearty handshakes as they arrived and then proceeded to escort them to the ceremony in the detached music room. A bevy of 2nd graders sat […]

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In Reading Rooms on March 2, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Beaver Falls Middle School

Thanks to the Saxer Family Foundation, the reading room at Beaver Falls Middle School opened in May 2016 in Beaver Falls, PA.  Creators of the reading room at Beaver Falls used vibrant colors and three-dimensional decorations to create the jungle-themed room.  Vines and leaves hang from the walls and ceiling, and animals painted in the […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 1, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Bonsall West Elementary School

Bonsall West’s reading room, sponsored by Mr. John Kendall, opened in April 2016. The school, located in Oceanside, CA, is outside of Camp Pendleton, the U.S. Marine Corps Base. Being so close to the military base, it was only fitting for the reading room to have a military theme. One of the most special things […]

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In Reading Rooms on January 2, 2018 - 10:17 am

Reading Room Spotlight: Havre de Grace Elementary School

Thanks to a generous donation from Stack & Store, Havre de Grace Elementary was able to open their very own reading room in June of 2006. Reflecting on their waterfront community, the reading room chose a bay theme which features a wooden pier that runs the full length of one wall, complete with marine varnish […]

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In Reading Rooms on November 30, 2017 - 11:25 am

Reading Room Spotlight: Center for Inquiry School 27

  Center for Inquiry School 27, in Indianapolis, opened the doors to its reading room in June 2012 thanks to the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Located in a section of the school library, the reading room transports visitors to a forest full of books.  Students love the reading room’s elevated tree house which they […]

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In Reading Rooms on June 8, 2017 - 3:01 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Allamanda Elementary

The reading room at Allamanda Elementary School, sponsored by the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund, opened on October 23, 2014.  Since then, the beach-themed room has been an inviting and relaxing space for students at the school.  During visits to the reading room, children grab a favorite book and climb up […]

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In Reading Rooms on November 3, 2016 - 9:42 am

Domtar Sponsors Ben Carson Reading Rooms

Domtar and their vendors pride themselves on giving back to the communities they serve. This is evident through Domtar and their vendors’ sponsorships of 10 Ben Carson Reading Rooms this fall alone. Domtar first partnered with the Carson Scholars Fund in 2012 to open a reading room in Johnsonburg, PA. Throughout the reading room creation […]

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In Reading Rooms on January 4, 2016 - 11:22 am

Lights, Camera, Impact! Video Challenge

And the winner is….. And the winner of Lights, Camera, Impact! Video Challenge is…..Archbishop Borders School in Baltimore, Maryland! In November, 2015, the CSF issued a challenge to all reading room schools to demonstrate how the Ben Carson Reading Room impacts their school. The winning video was produced by the Archbishop Borders seventh grade class […]

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