Go Community Wishlist | BookSpring

Go Community Wishlist

The following are volunteer projects and in-kind donations currently sought via the BookSpring Go Program:  

For more information, to sign up for a project, or to coordinate a donation drop off, please email mariela.rodriguez@bookspring.org or amanda.shaver@bookspring.org.

Project Requests

Little Library Improvement. Rodriguez Elementary needs a volunteer to paint the school’s little free library!  The librarian has an idea in mind but she is looking for an artist and someone to donate paint for the project.

Library Mural.  The Metz Elementary Library could definitely use some pizazz! It’s a bit colorless for an elementary library.  Librarian Elizabeth Bassimakopoulos is looking for a muralist to decorate the space on the ceiling in the center of her library. Smaller mural work is needed at the Wooten Elementary Campus and at the Blanton Elementary Campus.

Adopt-a-Campus for Books for Me Volunteering.  Multiple campuses are looking for corporate or community groups to “adopt” their schools for twice yearly book distributions.  One week each semester, volunteers are needed to read aloud to children, assist them in an educational activity, and help them select new books.  One to two volunteers are needed per shift across the week of the Books for Me celebration.

Library Support. Multiple campuses need assistance with regular library support.  This can include shelving, materials prep, inventory, etc.  These projects are best supported by individual volunteers on an on-going basis.

Story Steps. The Walnut Creek Elementary Campus is in need of a skilled team of volunteers to help create a set of story steps for the library.  This would involve creating plans, donating materials to build the steps, and installing them in the library.  This would enhance children’s ability to enjoy storytimes–allowing all children to fit into the story area and see the book being read!

Get Crafty!  Are you skilled with a a sewing machine?  Metz Elementary is looking for donations of comfortable cushions to go on the top of milk crates to make cozy reading stools for library visitors. Additional information about dimensions, etc. will be provided.

Don’t see something that works for you?  Contact Amanda Shaver to discuss additional specialized project requests!

In-Kind Donation Items

BookSpring strives to make reading both accessible and enjoyable.  That means more than just ensuring access to books!  Often, that means creating comfortable, inviting, and inspiring reading spaces for the children and families our organization serves.  BookSpring is currently in need of the following in-kind donations to support this goal:

New and gently-used children’s books.  This is a need year-round, but it is an especially great need around the holidays and before major school breaks.  Please check out our Rebook page for more information on how to host a book drive.

Library Lounge Cushions.  Blazier Elementary is looking to create a barrel-o-pillows to offer to children during free reading time in the library.  Do you have clean, comfortable over-size throw pillows that you could donate?  Gently-used pillows are acceptable if they are clean and in good repair!

Rough Styrofoam Sheets.  McBee Elementary is requesting these rough Styrofoam sheets for a letter creation project for pre-K students.  A total of 26 sheets are needed, but any number of donations is appreciated!

Little Free Library.  Lucy Read Pre-K Center would love a Little Free Library built for their campus!  BookSpring offers gently-used books to stock the library, but the campus needs a competent builder to create their campus lending library!

Bookshelves.  The Grant Preschool Campus is in need of additional bookshelves for their classrooms and for a parent lending library in the center’s lobby.