GEORGE WILEY CENTER

May Children’s Book Drive

 

 

The George Wiley Center is participating in United Way’s 10th Annual Children’s book drive as a drop off center during the month of May

 

What is the 2022 Children’s Book Drive? 

 

The Children’s Book Drive is a collaborative effort between United Way of Rhode Island, Women United, and Books Are Wings to foster a love of reading, while encouraging children to build their own libraries at home. 

This will be our tenth year collecting books. Over the past nine years, we’ve put 245,766 books into the hands of children statewide. 

Why is the Children’s Book Drive important? 

 

Children who are not proficient in reading by the end of third grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school than proficient readers. 

Children in low-income families have fewer reading materials and for many there are zero books in the home. Early access to books is critical to successful reading development and summer reading can help close the reading achievement gap. 

 

What types of books are needed? 

 

New and gently used books for children — from babies to middle school — are welcome.

 

We are NOT able to accept adult books, reference books, textbooks, workbooks, cookbooks, discarded library books, or mildewed/ damaged books.

 

From now until May 23rd, you can drop off children’s books at the George Wiley Center on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at 32 East Ave Pawtucket RI, 02860.

 

If that time doesn’t work for you, please feel free to call The George Wiley Center at 1-401-728-555 to schedule a drop off time 

 

Children in low-income families have fewer reading materials and for many there are zero books in the home. Early access to books is critical to successful reading development and summer reading can help close the reading achievement gap