Steps for Duplicating the Project:
- Find a place to store the books you will collect. Our
founder started by using a room in her house.
- Obtain new and gently-used children's books through book
drives (see Organize a Book Drive)
and requests for donations from publishers, bookstores and book representatives.
We also have book collection containers at retail
shops throughout the Bay Area. Coffee shops and juice bars, places where
people go frequently, have proven to be very successful sites.
- Collect, sort and distribute the books. We have regular
hours during the week when teachers and community workers can come and
select the books they need. You may also want to deliver books to schools
and other organizations.
- Publicize your program with a flyer or brochure and through
the media. Begin applying for funding from foundations, corporations
and individuals who are concerned with children and literacy.