Resolution Read

Each year, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) provides thousands of new books to children across the greater Washington, DC, community through our Resolution Read initiative.

In celebration of our centennial year (2012-2013), JLW volunteers purchased and distributed 100,000 new books to children across the DC metropolitan area. JLW continues to make a lasting impact in the Washington, DC, community by fostering a passion for books and reading where it otherwise may not exist through Resolution Read, and has since placed more than 125,000 books total 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.

Our application process for 2017-2018 has come to a close. We are excited to have been able to give away more than 7,000 books this year. Please check back in June to apply for books using our 2018-2019 application.

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 program, please contact

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