This week we continue to collect new and gently used books for the Children’s Book Bank, a wonderful community organization which makes books available to children in the Portland area who don’t have books of their own at home. Look for the bin in the main lobby near Kathy’s desk.
If you have the bug to do some spring cleaning, go through your child’s books. Are there books that she has outgrown, never really enjoyed or you wish to share with another child? Consider bringing them to school and dropping them in the collection bin.
The Children’s Book Bank envisions a society in which all children, regardless of means, are surrounded by and experience books during their early years of development.
They gather thousands of new and gently-used books from the community and organize volunteers to spruce up and sort donated books. The Children’s Book Bank then creates individual bags filled with books and stories and delivers books to children who might not otherwise have books of their own at home.
Doing some spring cleaning? Perhaps you have books at home that your children have outgrown or are no longer interested in. Please consider donating them during our drive.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
- Board books, picture books, books about numbers, colors, animals, shapes and words, storybooks, rhyming books, Dr. Seuss books, and books in Spanish are greatly needed.
- Chapter books in great condition for elementary and middle school students are also welcome.
- Please, no encyclopedias, no musty or damaged books, and no school textbooks.
Thank you so much for your help in supporting this wonderful organization!