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Children’s Book Drive

What is the 2015 Children’s Book Drive?

The fourth annual Children’s Book Drive is a collaborative effort between United Way of Rhode Island and Books Are Wings to engage local businesses, community organizations, individuals, and families like you to help foster a love of reading while encouraging children to build their own libraries at home.

The collected books will be distributed to youth across the state at summer learning programs as well as afterschool programs in the fall.

When is it?

Book collections are May 1 – June 12.

What types of books are you collecting?

All new and gently used books for youth of all ages (birth-teen), fiction and nonfiction, in all subject areas are welcome. Books about science, technology, engineering and math, for grades 5 through 9, will support summer learning programs with a STEM focus.

How can I help?

You can donate books of your own,host a collection drive, volunteer at our Day of Action or with Books Are Wings, or help us spread the word!

What if I still have questions?

We knew you would! Check out our FAQ. And if you have more questions, contact Justin Wilder at Justin.Wilder@uwri.org or 401.444.0613.

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Póster Recolección de Libros + Día de Acción

Children's Book Drive + Day of Action Flyer

Volante Recolección de Libros + Día de Acción