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Book Drives

Books have pages. You can give them wings! Want to make a big impact for the 88,000 children in Central Texas living in poverty? You can by hosting a book drive. It’s easy to set up a book drive at your workplace, school, or just around your neighborhood. BookSpring has all the materials you will need to get started.

Collecting books is a fun and easy way to support BookSpring and engage your family, friends, community or office in making our community a better place to live, love, and learn.

Download a Poster for your Book Drive


Consider asking for books and/or monetary donations to support BookSpring’s distribution efforts at your next:

  • Corporate Event
  • Children’s Birthday Party
  • Holiday Party
  • Family Reunion
  • Anniversary Party
  • Baby Shower
  • Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah

Tips for Coordinating Your Book Drive

  1. Please contact mariela.rodriguez@bookspring.org to let us know you would like to conduct a book drive.
  2. Coordinate with businesses and organizations such as your neighborhood school, grocery, church, and offices to find good places to collect books.
  3. Signage is everything! Hang posters and place collection bins in easy-to-see places that will be seen by as many people as possible.
  4. Choose the dates you would like to hold your book drive. Generally, two weeks is a perfect amount of time.
  5. Give yourself at least two weeks to advertise! Let your community know about the book drive through social media, newsletters, posters, emails, etc.
  6. Collect the books in any way that you wish, but please deliver them to us in cardboard boxes – preferably small to medium-sized – so they can easily be lifted by volunteers and staff. Please do not bring books in plastic or paper bags.
  7. When your book drive is finished, please deliver the books to our office located at 2006 Greenbrook Parkway, Austin, Texas 78723. (East of I-35, near Dell Children’s Hospital). If you have a very large donation, we may be able to arrange a pick up with our van with advance notice.

Yes, Please!

  • Board books
  • Picture books
  • Elementary chapter books
  • YA and adult (current)
  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Clean and unmarked
  • Bi-lingual Spanish
  • Braille and less common languages

No, thank you.

  • Library discards
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Used activity or coloring
  • Loose pages
  • Missing covers
  • Soiled or moldy

Books are distributed through our community program ReBook 

Help us thank and celebrate our Book Donors!