It's that time of year again! We'll once again be doing our Book Drive for Women and Youth in Prison April 15th through May 15th.
I'd like to invite you to share the gift of reading by donating:
•Fiction and non-fiction paperbacks •Children’s and young adults’ books, easy reading paperbacks and adult reading level books •Recent magazines in good condition
Our drop-off locations, April 15 – May 15:
Florey's Book Co. in Pacifica
Reach and Teach in San Mateo
Kepler's Books and Magazines in Menlo Park
Books Inc. Palo Alto at Town and Country Village
Books Inc. in downtown Mountain View
Sunnyvale City Hall (Planning Dept Lobby)
Santa Clara County Government Center Bldg. (lower cafeteria lobby) in San Jose
Antonella's Ristorante on Park Ave. in San Jose
The Levy Family Campus, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley in Los Gatos
About the Book Drive:
The Book Drive was started by interns in our State Assembly District Office and has been held annually since 2005 and has collected and delivered thousands of books for use in libraries in California’s state prisons, including the California Institution for Women, Valley State Prison for Women and the Central California Women’s Facility and county jails in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties.
This year we will also be delivering donated books to area juvenile facilities.
We need for books for all reading levels, including picture books, easy readers, young-adult, teen and adult reading level books. We need both fiction and non-fiction. We cannot accept ‘true crime’ books, textbooks that are more than three years old or water damaged books.
We strongly prefer softcover books, but will gratefully accept hardcover books as well. We welcome recent magazines in good condition.
If you would like to volunteer, would like to host a collection site, have questions or need a helping hand with your donation, please send us an email by clicking on the Contact button on this site.
With warm thanks,