17th Annual WWW Children's Book Drive

Oct. 2, 2017

Children's book drive

[Updated Oct. 11, 2017 - Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Children’s Book Drive. Student Literacy Corps tutors will deliver 371 books to schools and other educational programs where they will be enjoyed by students for years to come.]

The 17th annual Webster Works Worldwide Children's Book Drive begins this week and will run through Monday, Oct. 9.

New and "gently used" books for children from infants to teens will be collected and donated to schools and other agencies serving low-income children and families. Since the project began 17,664 books have been donated by Webster students, faculty, and staff.

Many children in our community have never owned a book, budget cuts have severely limited the selection of books available at their school, and it may not be safe for them to walk to their local library. The goal of the Children’s Book Drive is to increase access to quality children’s literature for children and teens.

If you have books that you or your children have outgrown consider donating them so they can be enjoyed again. No kids’ books in your house? Please consider checking out Goodwill or garage sales.

Collection Locations

Look for our bright yellow collection boxes all over campus, including:

  • Marletto's Marketplace                                                 
  • University Center, outside Athletics office
  • Pearson House lobby
  • Webster Hall, 2nd Floor across from elevator     
  • University Bookstore
  • Schultze Hall, Eden campus, 2nd floor
  • Sverdrup Building, outside room 126
  • Library, Jazzman
  • Community Music School

Questions? Contact Kate Northcott, director, Student Literacy Corps, at northcot@webster.edu.

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