Books for Smiles began as a way to get books into the hands of children during the pandemic, when they were unable to access libraries. We partnered with the Penn Dental Bus, a mobile dental clinic, where children visiting for dental cleanings can pick up brand new, high quality books to take home and keep. The program’s success was immediately evident, and in 2022, we expanded our donations to include a new partner, Puentes de Salud, a healthcare non-profit for Latinx communities. Since 2021, A Book a Day donated 1,056 books directly to children through the two initiatives. We are actively growing the number of book donations to keep building at-home libraries. Learn more about the Penn Dental and Puentes de Salud branches of Books for Smiles below!