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Children’s Book Drive

The third annual Children’s Book Drive runs from May 1 – June 13, 2014. United Way of Rhode Island and Books Are Wings, invite local businesses, community organizations, individuals and families to help foster a love of reading while encouraging children to build their own libraries at home.

Donations of new and gently used books for children of all ages (birth - teen), fiction and nonfiction, in all subject areas are welcome and may be delivered to UWRI's office at 50 Valley Street, Providence and Books Are Wings, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street, Suite 8233A, Pawtucket. Books can be dropped off on Fridays, May 2 through June 13, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The goal of the drive is to collect 30,000 books that will be distributed to children across the state at Hasbro Summer Learning programs as well as at afterschool programs in the fall. Read more about the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative.

We've developed a Communications Toolkit to give you easy access to the materials you will need to help you promote your collection drive. Please click on any of the PDFs below to get started.

2014 Communications Toolkit

Book Drive Posters

Combo - Book Drive and Day of Action Volunteer Event

Book Drive Flyer

Combo - Book Drive and Day of Action Volunteer Event

Frequently Asked Questions


Social Media

Social Media
Social Media Gallery

Day of Action


Questions? Please e-mail Carolyn Watkinson at BookDrive@uwri.org.