Reading is a Gift...Share it!

A book drive promoting literacy in Palm Beach County


Project Dates: October - January 31, 2017


Spring Clean Your Bookshelves 

Starting October 15th, we will be collecting new & used books for adults and children in Palm Beach County. If you have been thinking of cleaning your house and getting rid of your old books, this is your chance.


Students receive 1 hour of community service hours for every 5 books donated!

(see participating high schools below)


Your donated books will benefit several organizations throughout Palm Beach County:
Place of Hope

The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Alliance for Kids at Palm Beach Children's Hospital

Kayla Cares 4Kids

Grandma's Place

Local Hospitals

Local Daycares/Aftercares

Our Military Overseas



Did you know in Palm Beach County...

  • 1 in 7 adults in Palm Beach County lacks basic prose literacy skills (2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy)

  • 12.3 percent of the 972,851 adults age 25 and older do not have a high school diploma (US Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey)

  • 17 percent of the total births in Palm Beach County in 2013 were to mothers who had less than a high school diploma (Florida Department of Health)

  • 39 percent of public fourth grade students and 44 percent of public tenth grade students read below grade level (2014 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test)

  • 146 languages and dialects are spoken by students in the public school system (School District of Palm Beach County, 2014)

  • 22.4 percent of the 1.3 million residents are foreign born (US Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey)

  • Among people at least five years old, 30 percent speak a language other than English in the home (US Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey)



We want your books – we will find a home for all of your books. If you have a used book that is not fit for donation, we will recycle it for you.



Book Donation Drop Off Locations


High School Media Centers (more TBA)

Remember to bring your community service log to the media specialist for verification


Atlantic Community High School


Jupiter Community High School

Palm Beach Gardens High School

William T Dwyer High School




Hot Yoga Downtown at the Gardens

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


FPL Office (Accessible to Employees Only)


India Bazaar

4780 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, 33417


Email for pick up service:



Project Manager

Rujul Bharadwaj

Palm Beach Gardens High School Student





“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”  — Ernest Hemingway