Together We Read

cap tulsa together we read page image Did you know that when children living in poverty reach kindergarten, they have a 30 million word gap?  Want to help us change that? Keep reading.

Reading a book is one of the most important things parents can do with their children. Reading helps children understand language, develops their vocabulary and helps them build critical thinking skills.  Our families are committed to reading to their children, but for many of them, going to the library on a regular basis or buying books is tough.

You can help get books into our CAP Tulsa families’ homes by taking part in our Together We Read Book Drive this October 3 through October 14.  Donate new or gently used books for our 0 to 4-year-old students at one of our partner locations or stop by one of Tulsa’s two Barnes & Noble locations and purchase a book for our drive during this time. 

The end of the book drive will conclude with a reading event on October 27 at all CAP Tulsa schools where guest and local celebrity readers will read to all classrooms.  Books collected from the drive will be distributed to the children and their families that afternoon.

Together We Read Partners

Barnes & Noble Tulsa Locations:

CAP Tulsa is proud to partner with Barnes & Noble on our Together We Read book drive
this year.  Purchase new, age appropriate books available at the register from October 3 – 14 and shop Barnes & Noble in-store or online on Saturday, October 8 using Bookfair ID 11960903 during checkout and a percentage of your sale will be donated to CAP Tulsa’s early childhood literacy programming.

Southroad Village location
5231 E 41st St.
Tulsa, OK 74135
 (918) 665-4580

Woodland Plaza location
8620 E 71 Street
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 250-5034






School and Retail Locations:

Drop off new or gently used books at the following locations during the drive:

Booker T. Washington
1514 East Zion Street
Tulsa, OK 74106
(918) 925-1000

Bishop Kelly High School
3905 South Hudson Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74135
(918) 627-3390

CAP Tulsa Headquarters
4606 S. Garnett, Suite 100
Tulsa, OK 74146
(918) 382-3200

Cascia Hall Middle and High School
2520 South Yorktown Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74114

Ihloff Spa & Salon
Tulsa – Utica Square
1876 Utica Square, Ste. 1 A
(918) 587-2566

Monte Cassino
2206 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 742-3364

Ribbons on Peoria
3525 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 743-7599

Jimmy Hula’s
1941 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74112
(918) 346-6919



Get Involved

Share your photo when you donate and use the tag #TogetherWeRead to help CAP Tulsa spread the word!

We are always looking for book donations for our schools and families year round.  If you have books you would like to donate or want to make a donation to help us purchase books please let us know.  

Let’s close the 30 million word gap!