Spread the Word Nevada℠ programs serve 57 at-risk elementary schools throughout Nevada with an estimated population of 47,000 students. The schools selected have an average of 86% participation rate in the free/reduced lunch program. By ethnicity, we serve a population which is 71% Hispanic, 9% Caucasian, 14% African American, 2% Asian American, 1.5% Multi-race, 1% Pacific Islander and 0.5% Native American. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada℠ has distributed more than 4.7 million books to more than 515,000 children.

During the initial distribution at an adopted school, all pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students receive a canvas tote bag that serves as a “safe-keeping” place for storing their book collections. Five new and gently used books are selected at this kick-off celebration, and then, once a month, one additional book is selected to add to their libraries.


Here is a map of where each school is located

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2 Schools and Growing!

  • Greenbrae Elementary School (November 2018)

  • Cannan Elementary School (November 2018)