Resolution Read

Through our Resolution Read initiative, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) provides thousands of new books annually to children across the greater Washington, DC, community. JLW is making a lasting impact in Washington, DC, by fostering a passion for books and reading where it otherwise may not exist through Resolution Read, and we have placed more than 125,000 books in the hands of DC children at home, in their schools, in libraries, and through other nonprofit organizations.

Resolution Read provides books to programs focused on:

  1. The importance of reading aloud to children;
  2. Placing age-appropriate books in the homes of children; and
  3. Providing more books to schools and libraries, with a large emphasis on children from birth to fifth grade.

We are not currently accepting applications for 2018-2019. Our 2019-20 application year will begin in June 2019.

If you know of an organization that may be interested in receiving books, or you have additional ideas on how JLW can better support literacy in the greater Washington, DC, community though our Resolution Read initiative, please contact

If you would like to support JLW’s Mission, including the Resolution Read initiative, please click here to make a donation.