Children’s Used Book Drive

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release


Children’s Used Book Collection June 10th through July 12, 2024

The Grundy County Land Use Department will be collecting used children’s
books for Bernie’s Book Bank starting June 10th through July 12 th , 2024, at our
Administration Building located at 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450 from the
hours of 8-4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Practicing one of the four Rs is reuse. Children’s books that are no longer being
used can find their way into the hands of a child who needs a book.

Studies have shown that reading is the most important skill a child needs to
learn. However, studies also show that 61% of low-income families don’t have
any children’s book for their families.

Bernie’s Book Bank provides books to 25,000 children annually.

Since 2009, Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed more than 25 million children’s
books. Bernie’s Book Bank will provide at least 12 books per year for each child
that they serve. Bernie’s Book Bank does ask that you do not give educational
textbooks, or religious books.

Grundy County has been most generous in these events since 2017 and has
given over 15,000 books to needy children.

Please help this worthy cause by donating children’s books from preschool
through 6th grade.

If you should have any questions please feel free to contact
Beth Skoff at (815) 941-3228 (bskoff@grundcountyil.gov)
or
Heidi Miller at (815) 941-3229 (hmiller@grundycountyil.gov).

Thank you, Grundy County, for your great partnership!