Monthly Archives: July 2018

Book Sale shifts are now live!

It’s time to sign up to help with the 2018 Books for Keeps Annual Book Sale! Our book sale is the largest fundraiser that we execute as an organization, and the event helps us purchase brand new books to give away in schools.  Every year, more than 40,000 books are donated to Books for Keeps, and most of those are destined for our book sale. Every year, the book sale has around 800 Friday, August 17, 2018 atrons and raises over $20,000! If you’re interested in being a part of this incredible event, keep reading!

When volunteering with our book sale, we will have you greeting shoppers, organizing books, helping patrons with their shopping, and checking out shoppers! We will have both seated and standing tasks, but be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Please arrive a few minutes early for your shift, as there will be only a little overlap in volunteer sessions. See all available shifts listed below, and click the blue link to sign up!
Thursday, August 16, 2018 PREVIEW NIGHT 

evening shift only, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday, August 17, 2018 

morning shift, 9:40am – 1:00pm
afternoon shift, 12:45pm — 4:15pm
evening shift, 4:00pm — 7:00pm

Saturday, August 18, 2018

morning shift, 9:40am – 1:00pm
afternoon shift, 12:45pm – 3:45pm
evening shift, 3:30pm — 6:30pm

Sunday, August 19, 2018

afternoon shift only, 11:40am – 4:30pm

Saturday, August 25, 2018

morning shift, 9:30am – 12:45pm [FULL] 
afternoon shift, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
evening shift, 3:15pm – 6:30pm

Sunday, August 26, 2018

afternoon shift, 11:40am – 4:00pm 
evening shift, 3:30pm – 6:30pm

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The Results Are In!

This spring, Media Specialist extraordinaire- and Books for Keeps enthusiast- Melissa Solomon conducted a quick survey with her 3rd through 5th grade students at Fowler Drive Elementary. Melissa wanted to know about the students’ reading habits and where they got the bulk of the books they read throughout the year.

Books for Keeps has been serving Fowler Drive Elementary School since becoming an official 501c3 in 2011, and to say that Fowler is special to us is putting it lightly. Each year, our experience at Fowler is one of joy and excitement, as students who have been in the program since kindergarten come to the media center to pick out their 12 books.

So imagine our joy when we saw the results of Melissa’s poll!!












It is incredible to us to see these numbers. This shows that for summer reading needs, most students say the majority of their books come from Books for Keeps. And that is exactly why we do what we do! We know that when school is out for summer, access to reading materials is one of the largest needs of students in the communities we serve.  We’re proud to see that students are taking the books they receive from Books for Keeps and reading them all summer.

To learn more about how you can help make our program a success year after year, click here.

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