We are in a continual process of collecting books for children ages 0-8 and redistributing them where the greatest need is throughout our county, through schools, child care centers, non-profits, and at community events. The following toolkit will provide you with the information and resources needed to organize a successful book drive and make a difference in Pottawattamie County.
Determine the time, date, location, duration, and reach of the drive.
Determine how many volunteers you will need and the different tools you will use for recruitment.
Remember our primary focus is for children ages 0-8 years of age. Therefore, board and picture books for infants and toddlers are always needed, “beginning to read” books appropriate for kindergarten – 3rd-grade reading levels, and early learner chapter books.
Promote your drive through flyers, posters, emails, social media, etc. Emphasize the need that books should be new or gently used. Books that are visibly damaged will have to be discarded.
Contact Nancy Schulze at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to drop off books once the drive has been completed.