KidsRead/Books for NYC Schools

 

We have three ways to give to our KidsRead/KidsWrite/Books for NYC Schools programs. You can make a tax-deductible donation, or you can purchase or donate books to specific schools' wish lists, or you can bring us K-12 appropriate books. 


 

Check out our wishlists:

 

The Academy for Young Writers 

 

Bronx Envision Academy

 

The Union Settlement Association 

 

The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women 

 

Click on these links to find out more about these great schoools and to see their wish lists of specific books. You can buy the books directly from our site!

 


 

Make a tax-deductible cash donation:

 

Donate via our online store (please note in the comments section that your donation is for KidsRead/KidsWrite/Books for NYC Schools) or PayPal so we can purchase books for you

 

 


 

Donate new or gently used books:

 

You can send or bring by new or gently used K-12 books at any time, and we will donate them to school libraries. 

 

Bring the books to:

The Center for Fiction

17 E. 47th Street

New York, NY 10017

(between Fifth and Madison)

(212) 755-6710


To find out more, please send an email to Rijard Bergeron at rijard@centerforfiction.org

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About Books for NYC Schools

 

Through Books for NYC Schools, we reach out to schools-in-need in the five boroughs and implement book drives to help supply books to public school libraries and classes, and to youth organizations in the city. As a result of conducting regular outreach to a list of over 600 public schools in the five boroughs, we now have 75 schools and organizations signed on to the program, and that list grows each month. Our donations include everything from picture books for beginning readers to literary fiction for high-schoolers. When the program began in 2010, we gathered 5,000 books for school libraries, classes and youth organizations in the city. In 2011, we built the program to gather 20,000 books and in 2012, 35,000. In addition to sending groups of donated books to each school for their library, we also work directly with the schools to get class “wish lists” from teachers. When schools have particular requests not met by the books donated, we try to fulfill these school-specific needs through partnerships with publishers and generous individuals.