May 15, 2022

The Value of Bridging The Literacy Gap, A Conversation with Hindi's Library Co-Founder Leslie Gang

The Value of Bridging The Literacy Gap, A Conversation with Hindi's Library Co-Founder Leslie Gang

“It’s very gratifying to see that these books are helping to bridge the literacy gap and that the team is able to get books into the hands of children who don’t have any; they want to read, to experience being a kid, seeing that it’s really theirs, there’s nothing that can replace that.”

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In August of 2018, a community lost an incredible human being, Dr. Hindi Krinsky, at the young age of 32. To continue Hindi's legacy, family and friends chose to build three free-standing libraries in her children's school. In order to fill these libraries, they reached out to the community for gently used books.

​Within two weeks, they received approximately 500 books. They knew then that this was going to be much bigger than just three small libraries.

Meet the Co-Founder of Hindi's Libraries and children's author in her own right, Leslie Gang, whose passion and love of literacy has helped a small community project become an international literacy movement that has helped children around the world embrace their love of reading.

Connect with Leslie and Hindi's Library:

Hindi's Libraries | LinkedIn

Leslie's book: But Family Is Forever

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Leslie Gang


Leslie Gang (maiden name Reis) was born and raised in Long Island New York, where she currently resides with her husband Jason and children Alexandra and Simon. She graduated from Boston University in 2007 with a double major in Communications (specialization in Public
Relations) and Jewish Studies.

Leslie has worked in the admissions and marketing field of the nonprofit sector for more than 14 years and is currently the Director of Admissions and Communications at the Brandeis School in
Lawrence, NY.

Leslie is also the co-founder of Hindi’s Libraries, an international literary nonprofit that donates new and gently used children’s books all over the world.

“Everyone has the ability to do good, we just need the willpower to make it so.”