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!
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.
Since the programs inception in 2014, nearly 40,000 books have been distributed through shelves placed throughout the community!