Books For Kids

Books for Kids logo - a program from Willamette Writers that delivers books to childrenBooks For Kids collects and distributes books to underprivileged youth in over 75 agencies and organizations throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Through grants, donations, and partnering with local companies to raise funds for book purchases (thank you Barnes & Noble Bookstores) we are able to purchase new books.

In recent years our primary sources of these new books has been Scholastic and First Book Marketplace. Through judicious purchasing, coupled with donated new books, our average cost of new books is kept between $2 and $3 each. We also collect both new and like new children’s books as donations from a variety of sources, including book drives and other donation programs.

Every Child Should Have A Book To Call Their Very Own!

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Books for Kids Touches the Lives of Children in Need

Books for Kids logo - a program from Willamette Writers that delivers books to children

Willamette Writers’ Books for Kids program in partnership with Clackamas Barnes & Noble collected 3,541 new books and raised $1269.24 to purchase books for children in need. Thank you Barnes & Noble and all of the book-loving Willamette Writers supporters who helped us accomplish this feat! Barnes & Noble’s Holiday Book Fair and Book Drive…

Barnes & Noble Supports Books For Kids

Books for Kids logo - a program from Willamette Writers that delivers books to children

This Holiday season, the Clackamas Barnes & Noble will be hosting a Book Drive for Books For Kids. From November 1st-December 31st, customers at the Clackamas Barnes & Noble, located at 12000 SE 82nd Ave in Clackamas, may purchase books at the registers to give to Books For Kids. Last year, Barnes & Noble donated nearly 1.5 million books…

Conference + Books For Kids

Donating to Books for Kids was highlighted in this year’s conference. This year, in addition to the generous donation of 20% of all profits given to Books For Kids and Young Willamette Writers, Barnes and Noble sold children’s books that could be donated to the Books For Kids program. And the program received 40 brand…

Conference Donation Opportunity

Through Willamette Writers’s wonderful partnership with Barnes and Noble, Books For Kids has a great opportunity for book donations! Barnes and Noble will have children’s books available at their register in the DoubleTree. There, attendees may purchase a new children’s book to donate to Books For Kids! You can just add it onto the book…

Books for Kids – News Update

Good day! My name is Patti Haack and I am the new Books for Kids Director with Willamette Writers. I tucked into this position a few months ago and have slowly been getting my feet wet tackling the Books for Kids position. A few deliveries have been made to different organizations, including Experience Corps with…

Summer Delivers

This summer we delivered over 1000 books to Campfire Columbia in preparation for their fall programs.  But when we heard that they were running summer programs we offered an additional two hundred books on the spot which they were delighted to receive.  They promptly put them to good use and kids started receiving books within…