Friday, April 30, 2010

May Day Book Drive

Dear Community:

Do you have gently used children’s books that your family has outgrown? Would you like to see those books in the hands of children who do not have their own books?

The Children’s Book Bank is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide gently used books and literacy support to the children of low- income families in Portland. The Children’s Book Bank is aimed at preschool children in Head Start classrooms and the books are available to the children free of charge.

The Children’s Book Bank is appealing to communities in Portland to help it build and sustain its inventory of books by donating gently used children’s books. Milagros, Green Bean Books, and Nurture have teamed up to host a May Day book drive to continue New Season’s Earth Day Book Drive efforts for the Children's Book Bank. The May Day Book Drive will run from May 1, 2010-June1, 2010. Our goal is to collect 1000 books!

Please help us to support The Children’s Book Bank by donating your gently used children’s books. Please take care to ensure that the donated books are gently used and are suitable for early readers and preschool aged children. No teen novels or adult books please. There will be drop boxes at Milagros, Green Bean Books, and Nurture.

Thank you for your interest and support!

For further information on this drive contact Jennifer Green at or Mychelle at

For further information on The Children’s Book Bank you may contact Shannon Schrecengost at or visit its website at

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