It’s that time – sign up to volunteer with your group and help us give away 72,000 books this spring!

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for here at Books for Keeps – distribution time! And this year is our biggest distribution season yet. We’ve been working the past 11 months toward giving away 72,000 books to 6,000 kids in Athens, Atlanta, Warrenton, and Elberton this spring!

Join fellow volunteers by helping children select and count their books, and record their feedback about our book selection. This is the ultimate volunteer experience! Share in the joy of a Books for Keeps distribution by signing up to volunteer with us.

No special skills are required; training is provided in the first 10 minutes of each shift – so the most important requirement is to show up on time! We are not quite ready to sign up individuals for shifts – those spots will open during the first week of April (so stay in the loop by signing up for our newsletter!)

If you are part of a group that would like to adopt an entire shift (8 to 12 volunteers), please email Leslie Hale to sign up. Available shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-ups will open to the general public (and individuals) during the first week of April, so if there’s a special school or special day when you’d like to volunteer, please don’t delay!

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Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School – Athens, GA
Monday, April 24th: 7:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. | 11:45 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25th: 9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | 12:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Barnett Shoals Elementary School – Athens, GA
Wednesday, April 26th: 8:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. | 11:10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 27th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Winterville Elementary School – Winterville, GA
Friday, April 28th: 7:45 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. | 11:40 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. (SHIFT FULL)

Gaines Elementary School – Athens, GA
Monday, May 1st: 8:30 a.m. – 11:05 a.m | 11:10 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 2nd: 8:00 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Alps Road Elementary School – Athens, GA
Tuesday, May 2nd: 7:45 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. | 10:05 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (SHIFT FULL) | 12:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

H.B. Stroud Elementary School – Athens, GA
Wednesday, May 3rd: 9:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Thursday, May 4th: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Downtown Academy – Athens, GA
Thursday, May 4th: 12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

M.E. Freeman Elementary School – Warrenton, GA
Friday, May 5th: 7:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | 11:05 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Elbert County Primary School – Elberton, GA
Monday, May 8th: 8:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | 11:15 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9th: 9:05 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. | 12:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Whitehead Road Elementary School – Athens, GA
Wednesday, May 10th: 8:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | 11:20 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Thursday, May 11th: 8:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Monday, May 15th: 8:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | 12:05 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Cleveland Road Elementary – Athens, GA
Friday, May 12th: 7:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. | 11:05 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. (SHIFT FULL)

*Fowler Drive Elementary – Athens, GA*
Monday, May 15th: 9:15 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. | 12:10 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16th: 7:45 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | 10:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. | 12:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

*J.J. Harris Elementary – Athens, GA*
Wednesday, May 17th: 8:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. | 12:35 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Thursday, May 18th: 7:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. | 11:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Dunbar Elementary – Atlanta, GA
Friday, May 19th: 7:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (SHIFT FULL)

Benteen Elementary – Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, May 23rd: 8:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. | 10:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 12:35 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

*Shift times may be subject to change