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The Ben Carson Reading Project

198 reading rooms and counting

The Ben Carson Reading Project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund. The purpose of the project is to create a literacy enriched environment for children to develop their reading skills. The reading project is dedicated to promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential.

The first Ben Carson Reading Room was established in 2000 at Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary School in Aberdeen, Maryland. Since that time, the Carson Scholars Fund has established over 180 Reading Rooms in 23 states and Washington, D.C. Reading Rooms can be found in schools in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. To visit some of our Reading Rooms, view our locations.

What the Students Say...

A seventh grader named Sandy said the following about her school’s Ben Carson Reading Room, “When I first started to read the books for older kids from the [Ben Carson Reading Room] Library, I was astonished. Every novel I picked up, I couldn’t put down nor away. For once in my lifetime I can say, ‘I want to read!’ I’m eager to go to every library period to wonder and hope that there are new books.”

The Ben Carson Reading Project

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