Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SCBWI launches new Books for Readers program


Our first SCBWI Books For Readers book drive is about to launch.  We have selected two amazing organizations that will receive a library of books created and donated by you, our SCBWI members. The two worthy organizations that will receive this wonderful gift are The Refugee Dream Center in Providence, Rhode Island and Kinship House in Portland, Oregon. 

The Refugee Dream Center provides advocacy and services for families new to the US.
Member Mary Wagley Copp nominated RDC and said of the organization:

“A goal of the RDC is to have a lending library. Many of the newcomers [to our country] have never had access to books and they are delighted to see them, hold them and learn to read them….”
Member Ruth Musgrave enlightened us about Kinship House. The organization provides mental health services for kids and their families during the transition through foster care and adoption:   

“If anyone needs to build dreams, it is a child in foster care. It would be an unforgettable gift of love and so much more to help Kinship House get books directly into the hands of foster care children....”

Today through September 8 we begin the drive to build these libraries through the generous donation of your books. Please participate! Our SCBWI community can play a role in giving these kids and their families the gift of reading. 


Now you can be part of this endeavor with a generous donation of your books to SCBWI’s Books For Readers. Below is the basic information. 

It’s easy! Select up to 4 new copies of any or all of your published books and send them to us by September 8.

Mail them via Book Rate to:
4727 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Attn:  SCBWI Books for Readers    

We welcome books for all ages from board books through Young Adult, fiction and non-fiction, hardcover or paperback.  That’s all you have to do. We will assemble the two libraries and your generous gift will be acknowledged in the marketing and promotion of the event.

Thank you for helping kids gain access to books.

Go here for more information.

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