Community Outreach@rtp will be running a book drive from April 19 to May 15, and we need your new and gently used children’s books!
The books we collect will be donated to Books on Break, a program to enable Durham’s low-income children to select up to ten books to take home and keep at the end of the school year. These books will help arrest the summer slide that plagues low-income children and that contributes to the achievement gap.
There are a few easy ways to participate:
- Between now and May 15th, simply drop your book donations in the specially marked bins located at RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive (and at the Food Truck Rodeo on the 19th). Your company may be hosting drop off bins as well.
- If you don’t have gently used books at home to donate, please consider purchasing new books. To make it even easier, buy books from Books on Break’s Amazon wish list and have them shipped directly to the RTP Headquarters: http://amzn.com/w/1HQGXBNUBPF0X
Stop by the Regulator Bookshop on Ninth Street in Durham and purchase a new book to donate to Books on Break; you’ll receive a 20% discount.
We need books for elementary school children (1st through 6th grade), from picture books to chapter books. And we are grateful for both new books and gently used books that your kids may have outgrown.
Books on Break is a joint project of Community Outreach@rtp (a committee of the RTP Owners and Tenants Assocation), Book Harvest and Durham Public Schools.
To learn more, please visit www.bookharvestnc.org and www.rtp.org/community. And if you’d like to host a drop off location at your office, we have sign templates and flyers available at www.rtp.org/community.
Thank you for helping Triangle kids experience the joy of book ownership this summer!