We’re getting tons of fun updates from our book drive site hosts already, just a week into the month.

We’ve also had a handful of additional book drive hosts sign up since we last posted, and wanted to say “thank you” to our updated list of hosts, plus let you know where you can drop your books off.

We also have a couple of September book drives wrapping up that we wanted to let you know about. Our friends from Alpha Beta Gamma at Athens Technical College collected five boxes of books that they brought on a volunteer day at our warehouse two weekends ago. Fantastic!

Classic City Orthodontics continues to rake in hundreds of great used books from their patients and families.

One of their last boxes of donations had multiple gently used “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books. (Leslie is going to pick up more books from their Watkinsville location today!)

The perennial Book Drive Month aces at Avid Bookshop have been updating us, and their Young Readers club is in the lead of the four-way “Smack-down” competition between the shop’s book clubs. The Young Readers led with 120 books collected, as of Monday, Oct. 7, leaving the other teams in a distant tie for second. Great job, Young Readers!

We got a fantastic piece of news over the weekend when we learned that Avid’s publisher rep with Southern Territory Association was having 32 pounds of books shipped to Avid as a donation toward their BFK Book Drive. What a wonderful surprise!

Meanwhile, our friends at the Atlanta offices of URS Corporation are having spooky fun with their drive, making it part of their office’s Halloween decorations. We understand they’ve already collected lots of books!

Thank you to all of the hosts of book drives during the BFK Book Drive Month in October! We can’t wait to see what you collect.

Here’s a full list of participants:

URS Corporation – Atlanta office
Turner & Patat PC
Total Training Center
Talmadge Terrace community
Sigma Nu fraternity, Georgia Southern University
Piedmont College, Athens campus – drop-off bins in the library and the main building
The Omni Club of Athens (east and west locations)
The Master of Public Administration program at UGA (hosting a friendly competition between departments in the School of Public and International Affairs)
Leon Farmer & Company
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
First Presbyterian Church of Athens – drop-off bins in the Atrium, Children’s Ministry suite, and Pre-school
Delta Zeta sorority at UGA
City of Winterville City Hall
• The College of Education at UGA – drop-off bins in Aderhold Hall, Ramsey Center, and River’s Crossing
Avid Bookshop (hosting a competition between four book clubs to see who can collect the most books)
Allergy Partners of Georgia