You're invited to be a part of our community project to create a library for youth at Santa Clara County's Juvenile Hall.
We're requesting the donation of new or used, in good condition, paperbacks for incarcerated youth 14-19 years old. Most of these youth read at 9 - 19 year-old levels.
Three of the Bay Area's best loved bookstores will host drop off locations for the month of October and have suggested titles and book gift cards available for purchase:
1010 El Camino Real, in Menlo Park
Town and Country Village, El Camino and Embarcadero Rd., in Palo Alto
Historic Downtown Morgan Hill
Requested books: This is a from-the-ground-up effort so we need all kinds of paperback books, both fiction and non-fiction.
We want to put the emphasis on 'books for the reluctant reader' from the middle reader, young adult and teen categories.
Multiple copies of the same paperback can be used for 'Book Club' readings and Spanish language books are very helpful.
Of course we cannot accept any 'true crime' books, explicit books, textbooks or workbooks.
Do you have new or used hardcover books for this age group that you'd like to donate? Bring them in to one of our drop off points during October and they'll be donated to Get On The Bus, a wonderful program for children of incarcerated parents. Have an additional drop off point for us or want to volunteer? Just message us by clicking here or LIKE this project on Facebook. We'd love to connect!
This is something that we can do.
With warmest thanks,
P.S.: In the next few days we'll be posting a link where you can help with a tax deductible contribution for library furniture, rugs and other