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Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



Help collect books for Kindergarten through 4th grade students who are learning how to read!

What's Needed To Complete

1. Bins or boxes in which to collect book donations 2. Signs/posters to decorate your collection bins and to post in places where you are promoting your drive

Whose Help Is Required

Mom, Dad or other grown-up (some adult facilitation/involvement may be required to help with book delivery).

Special Requirements


How It Makes A Difference

Every child should have a book ” or many books! By gathering books for students who are learning to read, you are helping them find out all the different ways reading can be fun and helping build their reading library at the same time.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site


1. Identify a location at which to collect book donations. This could be a school, a place of worship, an after-school program, a soccer tournament, or any other place where you think others can easily drop off new or gently used books. This is something a grown-up can help with. 2. Decide how long you will run your drive and make signs listing your drive details: location, duration, who will benefit from the donations, etc. 3. Tell everyone about your book drive!  You can make your own posters or ask Lexy Sistrunk for help by e-mailing her at You may want to use social media too to help promote your drive as well. 4. Deliver the collected books to one of our Reading Partners offices. Please contact Lexy at to schedule a drop off or for more details! Oakland Office drop-off: 180 Grand Ave, Ste. 800 Oakland, CA  94610 SF Office drop-off: 474 Valencia St, Ste. 210 San Francisco, CA  94103

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