Yes, it’s that time of year again! Our SR-SIS Children’s Book Drive has begun! This year’s recipient will be BookSpring, an organization that distributes over 140,000 children’s books to 40,000 children per year through schools, childcare centers, housing services, and medical clinics. BookSpring works with community partners to reach under-served and primarily low-income populations, and through their volunteer support programs they provide fun, motivational activities and materials that help families model positive literacy practices with their children.
How can you help BookSpring provide books to children in need?
- Order a book online from the Amazon wishlist (or search for “AALL 2017” on Amazon under “Lists > Find a List or Registry.”). You can also mail books directly to BookSpring at: P.O. Box 143147, Austin, TX 78714.
- Send checks, payable to American Association of Law Libraries, or online bookstore gift cards, to the Annual Book Drive Chair:
Megan Von Behren
Senior Research Services Manager
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
One New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004
- Drop off books for infants, toddlers, and grade school children, online bookstore gift cards, checks, or cash in Austin at the Member Services booth in the Exhibit Hall. (Please no text books, workbooks, coloring books, reference material, or adult or young adult books.)
For more information regarding the book drive, please contact Megan Von Behren, email@example.com, or Stacy Etheredge, firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the history of the annual book drive, see our article in Spectrum!