We believe in the power of reading.

MILO stands for Mobile Interactive Literacy Opportunity and was created to reach underserved areas of Hillsborough County. In 2016, the MILO bus was launched in partnership with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, WEDU PBS, and the Hillsborough County Public Library. The MILO project has evolved from just a traveling bus, to a broader network of literacy initiatives designed to meet children and families where they are.

Giving Libraries

The Giving Library program builds and stocks small libraries with free books allowing children to build their own home library. By partnering with the UACDC, Children’s Board Family Resource Centers, and Tampa Family Health Centers, Giving Libraries are strategically placed for ease of access.

Find a Giving Library near to you.

Outreach Events

The MILO project hosts book giveaway events with our Giving Library partners and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library system throughout the county. These events bring books and literacy resources into underserved communities. Stop by any of our outreach events to receive free books.

Give Books

Help Hillsborough County discover a love of reading. Your $11 gift helps a child in our community start their own home library.