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Book Drives

Host a Children’s Book Drive

You can support our mission in a meaningful way by hosting a children’s book drive! Book drives are a fun and easy way to engage your family, friends, neighbors, or colleagues in a project that greatly benefits Texas children and families.

Corporate Book Drive
Dell Round Rock Book Drive

How to Organize a Book Drive

  1. Set a goal: Rally your school or company to achieve a meaningful goal! Teach your students or employees about philanthropy and encourage them to share their love of reading with children in disadvantaged areas.
  2. Pick your dates: Two to four weeks is the perfect time for your book drive. Let everyone know about it through email and social media.
  3. Set up: Set up collection bins in a high-traffic area. Challenge each other to see who collects the most books! You can create internal competition among grade levels in a school or departments in a corporate office.
  4. Announce your drive:  Signage is everything! Hang posters and take photos of your collection bins or students, staff, or parents donating books. You can download, print, and share these customizable flyers:
  5. Spread the word: Tag us on social media (@bookspringatx), and we will give you a shout-out! Please email us at communications@bookspring.org with photos and details to be featured in our newsletter or social media!
  6. Wrap up: Contact us at give@bookspring.org to set up a delivery of the books! Don’t forget to announce to everyone how many books were collected and thank everyone for their participation. Please complete the donation form for your tax receipt and formal acknowledgment after your book drive. 

Donation Form

These are the types of books we can accept!

Yes, Please

The books should be clean, in good condition, free of stickers, and less than 20 years old. 

      • Bilingual or Spanish picture books 
      • Board books
      • Picture books
      • Elementary chapter books
      • Kid’s fiction and non-fiction
      • Teen and adult fiction (published in the last ten years)
      • Clean and unmarked
      • Braille and less familiar languages

Due to our limited capacity, we cannot accept: Not acceptable for book donations

No, Thanks 

      • Dirty, dusty, wet, chewed, ripped, bent, folded, highlighted, doodled, or mildewed books.
      • Adult books 
      • Teaching materials
      • Library discards
      • Textbooks and curriculum materials 
      • Dictionaries, encyclopedias, or reference books  
      • Magazines
      • Used activity or coloring books
      • Books missing covers or pages
      • And non-book materials, such as DVDs, CDs, Audio cassettes, and VHS tapes 

Don’t have time to organize a book drive, or have books to donate that don’t fit our guidelines?
Consider donating to our friends at Austin Public Library Recycled Reads Store, Austin Recycle & Reuse Drop Off, or Goodwill.

NOTE:  You and your group have the option to volunteer following the book drive to see the full impact of your donation!

Click here to learn more about volunteering and sign up! 

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