We Can Do It … Together

In our basement collection, you’ll find a magical place — a place where lives change, thanks to the power of books. Worlds of Words contains the International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature, the largest international collection in the United States. Now, we’re taking this collection and global initiative to the next level. We need your help.

When you make a contribution to the expansion of WOW, you are making a contribution to our community and beyond. Help make this dream a reality. Contact the Director of Development at 520.621.7143 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              520.621.7143      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

You can also make your gift on-line through the University of Arizona Foundation. Once there, you will get this screen:


Once you’ve entered the amount of your gift, be sure to designate it to Worlds of Words. Click the Add Donation button and you’re on your way to being a part of our promise and commitment to opening books and changing the world for children.

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