Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together some answers to some frequently asked questions to easily provide you with more information about BookSpring!

What is BookSpring’s COVID-19 Response?

BookSpring offices are closed to the general public, but we continue providing essential resources to families in Central Texas. Staff is available by phone, email, or appointment, and we are still accepting book donations.

Access COVID-19 updates and resources here.

Where is BookSpring located? 

We are located at 2006 Greenbrook Parkway, Austin, TX 78723.

Do you accept donated books?

Yes, we accept children’s books for children ages 0-12, in English, Spanish, and other languages, including board books, picture books, chapter books, and young adult books.  The books should be clean, in good condition, free of stickers, and less than 10 years old. You may drop off anytime, 24/7, on the covered porch of our office at 2006 Greenbrook Parkway, Austin, TX 78723.

Who does BookSpring serve?

BookSpring offers a continuum of literacy programs designed to reach children from birth through age 12 by building an active and supportive community of readers. We are focusing our efforts on specific Zip Codes that have been identified as being high poverty in numbers or percentage of children by the American Community Survey.

Who does BookSpring partner with?

BookSpring partners with Healthcare (Rx)Education (Ed), and Community-based Organizations (Go). To view a map of our Literacy Partners, click here. 

What kind of impact does BookSpring make? 

This is what BookSpring program partners and participants have to say! Click here.

How is BookSpring addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are essential given the equity gap and its disproportionate effect on Central Texas children of color. BookSpring is dedicated to working for underserved populations in the Greater Austin area. Learn more about our DEI efforts.

Do you accept monetary donations? 

We accept monetary donations, planned giving and legacy gifts, and endowment gifts through Austin Community Foundation. For more information on the impact of your gift, click here.

Checks should be payable to BookSpring and mailed to 2006 Greenbrook Parkway, Austin, TX 78723.

What percentage of a donation goes directly to program costs?

$0.73 of every dollar goes directly to program costs. To access our Financials and Annual Reports, click here.

How do I volunteer? 

Volunteers are essential to all aspects of BookSpring programs! Prospective volunteers should complete the New Volunteer Application: https://bit.ly/2NFurJJ.

What kind of volunteer opportunities do you offer?

From reading aloud to children and families to sorting book donations to distributing and delivering books, we have a volunteer opportunity to fit you! You can explore and sign-up for one or more volunteer opportunities via our Sign-up page. http://signup.com/go/YdrLNi

How can I stay up to date with the latest?

Follow and Like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or TikTok. Be sure to sign-up for our monthly newsletter for program updates, parent tips, volunteer opportunities, and event invites! Signup here: https://bit.ly/2H8oXYW.

If you still have questions, please email info@bookspring.org.

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