Books for Keeps’ first-ever “Book Drive Month” started Friday all around the Athens area, and lasts through the end of March. Groups large and small, from book clubs to businesses, are holding book drives to benefit Athens youth.

It’s not too late to add your name to the list! Holding a book drive is as simple as posting a message on Facebook (or sending an email) and sitting out a collection box. Contact for details and assistance in getting started.

Book Drive Month Participants:
(Participants with addresses listed are serving as drop-off locations for others to donate books.)

Allergy Partners of Athens 3320 Old Jefferson Road 
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Athens First Bank & Trust
   310 Alps Road
   124 East Hancock
   2365 Prince Avenue
   4000 Atlanta Hwy 
Athens Academy
Athens Area Humane Society
Avid Bookshop
Junior League of Athens
Athens Mothers Center Book Club
Beta Club
Center for Family Research
Delta Zeta
Foodbuy, LLC
Gaines Elementary School
Gamma Phi Beta
Hodgson’s Place Neighborhood
House Electric 1045 Baxter Street
Jefferson High School
Kappa Alpha Theta
Keep Athens Beautiful
Kiwanis Club
Medical Rehabilitation Systems 104 Moores Grove Rd Winterville
Model Citizen Salon 497 Prince Ave
New & Notable Book Club
New Haven Baptist
New Prospect Elementary School (Alpharetta)
North Oconee High School
Oconee Presbyterian Church
Oconee Street United Methodist Church
Omni Club Both Athens locations
Paperback Fiction Book Club
Sigma Delta Tau
Trinity Lutheran
Total Training Center
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Young Readers’ Book Club

We thank these groups, clubs and businesses for assisting our efforts to level the playing field where access to books is concerned. Children who read during the summer do better in school and stay in school longer.  Who knew your old books could do so much?