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Suggested Books

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GOR 2014 November 18 - December 15


Donate Books Gift of Reading 2012

Share the magic of books with children in need.
Act now! Children’s Book Drive ends Monday, December 15!

Once again, RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching) is partnering with the San Jose Mercury News for the Gift of Reading Children’s Book Drive, bringing the magic of books to the Bay Area children who need it most.

Between November 18 and December 15, we will gather thousands of new and like-new books. These books will go to under-served children, and to help teachers build classroom libraries for the children they teach —increasing the children’s chances at long-term academic success.

To Donate Books: One of these books is sometimes the only holiday gift a child will receive, so please give new or like-new books, as you'd want your own children to receive. We are especially in need of pre-school and elementary level books. Books in Spanish or Vietnamese are also valuable. Since they will be sorted by age group, please do not wrap them. Donate your own favorite titles or get ideas from the list of Suggested Books.

Books can be purchased and donated online at
www.roonga.com/giftofreading

Drop-off Locations: Please bring your books to one of these RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers) locations. You'll find maps and directions at www.raft.net/GOR.

CAMPBELL
Recycle Bookstore
275 East Campbell Avenue

LOS ALTOS
Linden Tree Children's Books
265 State Street

Los Altos Library
13 South San Antonio Road

LOS GATOS
Los Gatos Public Library
100 Villa Avenue

MENLO PARK
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real

MILPITAS
Milpitas Library
160 North Main Street

MOUNTAIN VIEW
Books, Inc.
301 Castro Street

MORGAN HILL
BookSmart
80 East Second Street

PALO ALTO
Books, Inc.
85 El Camino Real

REDWOOD CITY
RAFT
101 Twin Dolphin Drive

SAN JOSE
RAFT
1355 Ridder Park Drive

Recycle Bookstore
1066 The Alameda

Hicklebee's Bookstore
1378 Lincoln Avenue

Santa Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Drive

SARATOGA
Christa McAuliffe School
12211 Titus Avenue

SUNNYVALE
Leigh's Favorite Books
121 South Murphy Avenue

Bookasaurus
125 South Murphy Avenue

Resource Area for Teaching
1160 Kern Avenue

Remember, this year’s drive ends
Monday, December 15!

Thank you for your support.

The Gift of Reading 2014
Presented by the Mercury News and RAFT
November 18 through December 15, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gift Of Reading contact: raft@raft.net

Quotes from past recipients:

“ Thank you for your donation of books. The foster youth we serve often do not have the opportunity to own their own books and it was a pleasure to give them books – especially those separated from their families during the holidays. Thank you.”
- Daniel Thayer Russell, EE’s Residential Group Homes, Inc.

“Various children in the homework centers wrote to us that they enjoy reading books but had never before been able to own one. Now it is theirs.”
- David Fong, IEEE