Book Drive

My Very Own Book

Community Book Drive April 1 - 30

Event Printable Poster

Community Goal: 5,000 Books



Top 10 Reasons to Donate Books

1. Collecting books is FUN and easy!

2. Almost 24% of our 4th graders are not reading at grade level.

3. Owning books is a critical indicator in every child's development.

4. Providing books to children is a simple, effective and inexpensive way to promote language and literacy.

5. Research shows that reading aloud to kids us THE single most important act you can do to help a child prepare for learning and reading.

6. The number of words a child knows upon entering school is a key predictor to his or her future success.

7. A child not reading at grade level by third grade is at a higher risk of not graduating than their peers.

8. Lack of basic literacy skills is linked to academic challenges, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, delinquency and unemployment.

9. Your books will go into the hands of children in Johnson County.

10.Your partnership and participation matters.


What YOU Can Do
Step 1: Put up a poster and spread the word--promote and collect books within your business, organization or neighborhood. Donate Here poster
 Step 2: Get a Collection Box from United Way and serve as an official site to Collect Books

 Step 3: Contact United Way to pick up the books as your box is full or when you are done

319-338-7823 or email us


**If you would like to volunteer to help sort book donations, please call us at 319-338-7823


 Book Dropbox Locations:

  • United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

  • One Book Two Book Children's Book Festival, February 25 at Hotel Vetro
  • Hills Bank (All Locations)
  • US Bank (All Locations)
  • UICCU (All Locations)
  • Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
  • City of Iowa City
  • North Liberty Library
  • Kirkwood Iowa City Campus
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Neuman Monson Architects
  • Wells Fargo
  • P & G Oral Care
  • UI Foundation
  • Shive Hattery
  • Nature's Way Cleaners
  • Goodwill of the Heartland
  • MMS Consultants
  • Pearson
  • UI Museum of Natural History
  • Willowwind School



















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