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Get your kids excited about reading with Blue Star Books! Blue Star Books brings exciting events to your local base with free books and activities for the whole family. Have a fun family day out, and help your kids fall in love with reading.

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Through the generosity of partners and supporters such as Disney, Blue Star Families donates books to military children, base libraries, Department of Defense schools, and military-impacted public schools and libraries across the world.

Since its launch in 2009, Blue Star Families has distributed over 120,000 books and impacted over 150,000 military children worldwide. We work with military-impacted schools and libraries across the country, providing books that will provide ongoing support in the effort to promote literacy in America’s children. 

‘It was such a wonderful time. I have two daughters and their dad just deployed 2 weeks before we attended this event and it made my girls so happy. My 3 year old was convinced that her dad sent Mickey Mouse to meet her! And she loved that Mickey was with the American flag, it really brought her Army life & her everyday kid life together. Thank you so much for everything and taking our minds off missing our favorite soldier.’

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Books on Bases Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 15 2017, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM MST

Kirtland Family Housing’s St. Partrick’s Day Craft- Kirtland AFB

Kirtland Family Housing

Join BSF and Kirtland Family Housing for a St. Patrick’s Day craft and free books for military kids! For more information, please email [email protected]


Saturday, April 01 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST

Celebrate Kidz Day- San Antonio

Lackland AFB

Kick off the Month of the Military Child with us! Celebrate Kidz Day are attended by hundreds of children and families to celebrate them! Be sure to stop by the BSF table for a free book. Questions? [email protected]


Wednesday, April 12 2017, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM MST

Kirtland Family Housing’s Easter Party- Kirtland AFB

Kirtland Family Housing

Join BSF and Kirtland Family Housing for an Easter Party and free books for military kids! Get your picture with the Easter Bunny! For more information, please email [email protected]

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Summer is winding down and school buses are back on their routes. Perhaps now you have an hour to yourself during the day or time when the kids are doing homework? Challenge yourself to pick up a book.