Madison Reading Project launches community book drive

The organization wants to provide 15,000 new books to Dane County kids this holiday season.
From November 10 through December 10, Madison Reading Project is collecting books donated by community members. The goal is to provide over 15,000 brand new boo
Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 5:28 AM CST
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DANE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) - Giving the gift of reading this holiday season is the goal of the Madison Reading Project. The organization has launched its third annual community book drive.

From November 10 through December 10, Madison Reading Project is collecting books donated by community members. The goal is to provide over 15,000 brand new books to those who have a passion for reading.

To donate a book from the wish list, find one of many red donation buckets placed at convenient locations all over Dane County, from Cross Plains to Sun Prairie. You can drop off ready-to-read books and they’ll be picked up and distributed to kids across the area.

Kismet Books in Verona is one of many local businesses helping to collect books.

Ann Christianson, MRP’s Community Book Drive Director, says even donating just one book can make a difference for a child.

The program is also looking for help through financial contributions.

“Our goal is to raise $80,000 to be able to purchase 15,000 new books, and knowing our generous Dane County neighbors, we’re confident we will reach that level, says Rowan Childs, Madison Reading Project’s Executive Director and Founder, in a Madison Reading Project press release.

Childs adds, “Everyone deserves that new book feeling, especially children, and books in the home are so very important.”

For book donation drop-off locations, a link to make a financial contribution, and complete information about this book drive, CLICK HERE.

From November 10 through December 10, Madison Reading Project is collecting books donated by community members.

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