THE BIG RED BOOKSHELF
WHAT IS THE BIG RED BOOKSHELF?
United Way of Greater Yankton's The Big Red Bookshelf project places red bookshelves within the community filled with gently used or new books appropriate for children from birth to 5th grade. Children are encouraged to take a book home with them to keep and share!
Big Red Bookshelf Program Objectives:
• Increase book ownership by families, particularly in low-income homes.
• Encourage parent-child interactions with books.
• Involve community members in this literacy effort through book donations.
• Keep books circulating within the community.
The Big Red Bookshelf program recirculates gently used children's books back into the community where they are made available free for families to own. Books are collected at the United Way Community Impact Center, or through book drives organized by service groups, congregations and campus organizations.
All books donated are sorted, cleaned and affixed with a label, then set out on bright red bookshelves at sites where families will have easy access to them.
FIND A BIG RED BOOKSHELF!
United Way Community Impact Center
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, OB Unit
The Banquet - located at the United Christ of Christ
Fryn' Pan Family Restaurant
Yankton Medical Clinic
Horizon Health Care
SD Human Services Center
Yankton County Government Center - WIC Office
Heartland Psychological Services
Yankton County Court Services
First United Methodist Church
YSD Summer Lunch Program
Call United Way at (605) 665-6766 for more information or how to learn how you can donate to this childhood literacy program!