A child living in a book desert, with limited access to books, may not have the opportunity to develop the skills to become an engaged reader. Unfortunately, book deserts are often a reality for families living in low-income communities. Here in Central Texas there are 80,000 children living in high poverty areas. We have identified 20 priority zip codes in Austin and Central Texas where the need is greatest in reaching the right kids with the right books at the right time.
We team up with healthcare, education, and community partners to reach the right kids with the right books at the right time!
- Board books
- Picture books
- Elementary chapter books
- Kid’s fiction and non-fiction
- Teen and adult fiction (published in the last 5 years)
- Clean and unmarked
- Bi-lingual Spanish
- Braille and less common languages
- Retired library books
- Used activity or coloring
- Loose pages
- Missing or creased covers
- Soiled or moldy
Host a book drive!
Are you currently looking for a fun and easy community project?
Book drives are a great way to engage your family, friends, neighbors, or colleagues in a low effort project with maximum impact for children and families in Central Texas. Your books will be donated to families to help build their home library of 20 books. Be sure to let us know you are hosting a book drive! Email Mariela at email@example.com or call (512) 472-1791 x102