Run a Book Drive: your book drive toolkit!
You can get started NOW, and it's easy and fun! We suggest two ways to run a book drive.
Click here to download a sign that you can print and place on the top of your box.
Finally, bring us your collected books!
Select a date ten days to two weeks in the future to run your book drive. Send an email to your neighborhood listserv, asking them to declutter their bookshelves of children's books their kids have outgrown, and telling them the date you wil be coming to collect their book donations. Send a second email two days before the chosen date to remind them. On the day of he drive, go around in your neighborhood and collect the book donations from neighbors' porches. Finally, bring us your collected books!
Click here for template language you can use for a book drive in your neighborhood.
A note about school book drives . .
Many schools have service requirements for their students, and a book drive may be the perfect way to help them fulfill these requirements. A campus-wide book drive is a terrific morale booster: it can help educate children about literacy needs right in their own community, and it can empower them to feel they can make a real difference.
School book drives have been run at more than twenty local schools. Click here for the complete list.
Don't miss a creative opportunity to run a book drive in another venue!
Numerous possibilities exist for running a book drive that suits your interests. We have received books from service organizations such as the Harry Potter Alliance and the UNC Dance Marathon. A family recently requested book donations in lieu of gifts at their two-year-old's birthday party. Employees at GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park recently ran a two-week book drive at their workplace, culminating in a day of service to sort the books.
If your scout troop, school group, religious organization, local business, or other group would like to partner with Book Harvest to conduct a book drive, please email us! We'll be glad to brainstorm with you to make it happen.