Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in this year's Book Drive for Women and Youth in Prison which was held April 15th through May 15th.
If you're just finding out about the Book Drive and would like to contribute books or magazines this year, it's not too late. Just drop us a line by hitting the Contact button above. You can also get updates and find out about next year's Drive on our Facebook page.
We can use:
•Fiction and non-fiction paperbacks •Children’s and young adults’ books, easy reading paperbacks and adult reading level books •Recent magazines in good condition
This year's greatest needs are for books about science, history, animal behavior and writing. We also have a critical need for brand new books for children and teens.
We want to thank all of our drop-off locations for being so patient during April and May:
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
The City of Sunnyvale, City Hall
Santa Clara County Government Center Bldg.
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. The Drive 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 offering donated books to area juvenile facilities.
With warm thanks,