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Category: Reading Rooms

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


In Reading Rooms on December 22, 2015 - 9:01 am

Barnes & Noble Gives Back

The holidays are a time of giving and sharing. This holiday season, patrons of the Barnes & Noble in Ellicott City shared their passion for reading by donating new children’s books to Ben Carson Reading Room schools during the store’s Annual Holiday Book Drive. The schools receiving the books included: Hilltop Elementary, Holabird Academy, Swansfield Elementary and Woodside […]


In Reading Rooms on December 16, 2015 - 9:07 am

Edgewood Elementary Unveils Newly Remodeled Reading Room!

Dr. Seuss once wrote “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” That message is being reinforced in the Ben Carson Reading Room at Edgewood Elementary School. On December 2, 2015 the school unveiled its newly remodeled Ben Carson Reading Room featuring Dr. Seuss […]


In Events, General, Reading Rooms on August 24, 2015 - 11:22 am

CSF Service Day for Our Schools

Last week, the CSF staff volunteered their time and energy at Norwood Elementary School, a Baltimore County Public School and Ben Carson Reading Room school. Norwood principal, Pat Goldys, had a clear vision in mind on what she wanted the CSF staff to help with. The first task was to paint large flowers, which included […]


In Reading Rooms on June 18, 2014 - 9:49 am

Enthusiasm Explodes at Dogwood Elementary School!

Another sunny day in the Woodlawn area of Baltimore, MD had the school officials, students and community attendees gathered in their multipurpose room. To start the program Principal Betty Pettiford quieted the casual conversation with her signature question “All set?” to which several hundred students responded in unison with a decisive “You bet!” After greeting […]


In Reading Rooms on June 16, 2014 - 10:07 am

Union Bank Donates Books to Ben Carson Reading Room School Partners

The need for financial education is greater than ever, and recognition of this fact continues to gain public attention. Union Bank is a leader in the field of money management, so it’s a natural fit for the bank to be involved in consumer education programs. To help children learn the role of a bank in […]


In Reading Rooms on June 4, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Randallstown Elementary School Reading Room Opening

On another gorgeous sunny day, as you enter the edifice of education on Liberty Rd., the first thing you see is the award-winning, animated Lego project entitled “The Volcano” engineered by Randallstown Elementary science students. The project won an award at the state level! The welcome by Principal Lois Stokes made everyone feel at home: […]


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