CCPL seeks volunteers to help with book drive

CCPL seeks volunteers to help with book drive

Release date: 12/13/2016

Cuyahoga County Public Library seeks volunteers to help with children’s book drive
Library branches will accept donations of NEW and GENTLY USED children’s books

Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) is looking for a few good volunteers. CCPL will hold a children's book drive January 2 – 16, 2017 to benefit Reach Out and Read and Cleveland Kids' Book Bank.
 
The book drive will culminate on Monday, January 16th with a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of service to others. Library customers will be invited to visit their local branches on MLK, Jr. Day to donate NEW and GENTLY USED children's books, and write messages of encouragement to young readers in each donated book.
 
We are seeking volunteers to:

  • Sort and dedicate books and work with children in a CCPL branch on MLK Day (background check required for individuals ages 18+up when working with children).
  • Sort and package books at CCPL's Administrative Offices in Parma from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th.
  • Deliver boxes of books to Reach Out and Read locations throughout the county. Drivers must be able to lift heavy boxes, must sign a release form, and must provide copies of their Driver's License and proof of motor vehicle insurance.
If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer page or email CCPL's Volunteer Coordinator.
 
Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide.
 
Cleveland Kids' Book Bank’s mission is to foster improved literacy and a love of reading by providing free books to children in need.

About Cuyahoga County Public Library
At Cuyahoga County Public Library we are committed to our mission of being at the center of community life by creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive and our vision to be the most convenient library system in the country.

CONTACT:
Hallie Rich
Communications & External Relations Director
216.749.9512
hrich@cuyahogalibrary.org
Robert J. Rua
Assistant Marketing & Communications Director
216.749.9487
rrua@cuyahogalibrary.org