Book Drives for NYC Kids and Teens in Need: December 4th

Students at CS/PS 21 in Bed-Stuy

What: Book Drives to collect gently used (or new) books for NYC kids in need

When: Saturday, December 4, 2010 (see specific dates below for each drop-off location)

How: Scan your shelves for books your kids no longer need, or buy a copy of your favorite book from when you were a young reader. These children and teens need everything from picture books to high-school level literature. The only caution is that the nonfiction needs to be up-to-date. Also please do not donate books with underlining.

See below where to drop off your books at one of 3 locations in the city.

Why: ReadThis has identified 7 locations in great need of books:

C.S./PS 21 Crispus Attucks School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

P.S. 54 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

P.S. 46 Edward C. Blum School in Fort Greene

P.S. 376A Felisa Rincon De Gautier School in Bushwick, Brooklyn

PAVE in Red Hook, Brooklyn

JHS 13 Jackie Robinson School in East Harlem

HS 440 DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, NY

If you can’t get to one of our book-drive locations, but would like to donate books by mail, please contact us at for posting instructions to one of our recipient libraries.

DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx

If you would like to volunteer to host your own book drive, or help deliver books, or assist in any other way, please email at

If you don’t have gently used books to donate, but would like to help, please go to this link to buy a wishlist book for a school in need. For as little as $3.99, you can help an economically challenged school get a book in the hands of a student:

And don’t forget that if you are in Fort Greene on Saturday, December 18th or Sunday, December 19th from 12 noon to 8 p.m., please stop by Greenlight Bookstore. You can do your holiday shopping and have a ReadThis volunteer wrap your presents for tips. The tips will go toward buying books for a local elementary school. We will also have a table where people can directly buy a wish list book for that school.

If you would like to get on our email list, contact us at or join on Facebook: ReadThis (

Thank you for your help and we hope to see you this December.



Saturday, December 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Katha Pollitt 175 Riverside Drive apt 13G, New York, NY

(corner of Riverside Drive and 90th). Please email in advance if you plan to drop off books:



Saturday, December 4th from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Caroline and Buster Black

126 Greene Avenue, buzzer reads BLACK (btwn Clinton Ave and Waverly Ave)

Brooklyn 11238 call with any questions: 919.824.7102



Saturday, December 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Roslyn Biskin 351 14th St btwn 6/7th Aves

Bring books to lower stoop


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  1. […] thanks to Jeffrey Rotter for bringing this to FWR’s attention. This Saturday, ReadThis hosts Book Drives for NYC Kids and Teens in three locations around New York. Have a book that changed your life when you were 8? I always […]

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