We have several ways to give free books in the community.
We accept donated books for distribution to families in need.
If you're interested in donating books, please contact:
*Twice Sold Tales: Amber at 778-4411 or email@example.com
We collaborate with local used book stores for Book Give-Away Events.
Most recently we collaborated with United Way of the Tri Valley Area and Twice Sold Tales to provide over 500 gently used books for kids who are going back to school.
Last Holiday season we collaborated with social service agencies to provide 382 brand new books to children.
Trouble Wave the Rooster Story Hour and Book Give Away Program
In 2018, Jaimi Buck, a Literacy Volunteers student of over 6 years, published her first children's story, titled Trouble Wave the Rooster. She wrote it about her barnyard animals and it has an anti-bullying message. Her friends, tutor and board members chipped in to help her illustrate the book, publish it, and purchase copies for distribution (over 230 volunteer hours!).
In 2019 Jaimi gave away 188 of her books to school children at her story hour.
See a couple of Jaimi's favorite
pages from the book.
Jaimi and her tutor bring stacks of books to schools, libraries, and festivals. They read-aloud, do a puppet craft activity, and all the kids get to take a free copy of the book home!
One of the kids' favorite activities is to make Trouble Wave popsicle puppets! His leg even moves to kick the pineapple!
Literacy Bucks are distributed throughout the year ( in 2019 we gave out over 1000!). Literacy Bucks can be exchanged for books at cooperating used book stores (Twice Sold Tales, Wilton Library Book Store, and Phillips Library Book Store).