Operation Literacy’s goal is to encourage and assist children as they embark on the path of reading by providing a free book when they are fitted for their clothes with Operation School Bell. The Book Nook at Encore Thrift Shop provides donated books to customers as an inexpensive avenue to acquire valuable reading material.

Assistance League was named a 2013 National Make A Difference Day Award Honoree in recognition of efforts to collect and distribute new books to local children.