When The Heart of America Foundation first began promoting literacy and service in schools, one need became starkly apparent: most students did not have age-appropriate, engaging books in their homes, and many classrooms and school library shelves were bare. Since then, HOA has provided more than one million children with more than 3.4 million library and take-home books (with a value of more than $21.7 million), focusing on high-need elementary schools where at least 65% of students receive free and reduced-price meals. Engaging volunteers, families, students, and school communities in the rebuilding process, HOA's Books From the Heart program replenishes school, classroom, and home libraries. And books are just the first chapter. HOA's READesign program brings students and volunteers together to give school libraries a much-needed makeover with artwork, furniture, technology, and (of course) new books; more books go home with each student so that the idea of a home library can take root. Since 1997, 215 libraries have been reborn. You can bring a new library (and with it, a new heart) to a school near you.