Organizing a children’s book drive (however large or small) is a great way to help get more books to kids in need! Broad community involvement is essential to our goal to close the book gap in our community. Book drives help spread the word about the need for books and help us reach families who might have books to give.
Here is a checklist for hosting a book drive at your school, club, organization, faith group, scout group, neighborhood, book group, sports team, workplace or party…
- Decide the scope ~ friends & family, small group, whole organization
- Choose an end date ~ 1-2 weeks works well! (3 weeks for congregations)
- Or choose a single event (party, meeting, game…)
- Set a goal ~ Every 150 books serves 10 kids!
- Decide where books should be dropped off ~ your house, at an event, entryway or common area, by the elevator, in classrooms, etc.
- Place clearly labeled collection boxes in strategic locations as needed
- Please be sure to make clear the need is for new and gently-used children’s books
- Spread the word ~ e-mail, e-newsletters, church bulletin, school flyer, posters, FaceBook, blog about it, etc.
- Send a friendly e-mail reminder once the drive is underway
- Gather up donated books and re-pack neatly in boxes with lids
- As you are boxing, feel free to pull out any damaged, outdated, or musty books
- Deliver books to The Children’s Book Bank : 1728 NE Glisan, PDX 97232
- Children’s Book Bank will send you a count so you can report back to your group and celebrate!
The following PDF files are for your use. Blank spaces allow you to write in or insert a text box with your specific book drive details. For questions or support, please contact us at email@example.com. We are happy to help you host a successful book drive!
8 ½ x 11 Color Poster
Donation Box Sign
2-Sided Foldable Flyer