Friday Morning Bookclub

January 23, 2013

Together, We Can End Intergenerational Illiteracy!

Filed under: Literary Tidbits — susanbright @ 9:21 pm

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This winter The Friday Morning Bookclub collected books to donate to Baltimore Reads, Inc, an organization which provides free books to children, their families and schools. Their goal: “to encourage/improve literacy skills, and develop an intergenerational love for reading and lifelong learning.”

With a truck full of books of all kinds, we headed down town to South Calvert Street.misc 021 Baltimore Reads was easy to find and the young woman who came out to help us could not have been any nicer or any more appreciative. Together we carried our bags and boxes of books to the loading dock which was already crammed so full of books that it was hard to find a place for ours!

On our way back, we couldn’t help but feel good about what we had done and talked about making another trip to Baltimore Reads soon.

The next day as I pulled into my local Giant to run in and pick up a few things for the umpteenth time this week, I notice this HUGE green box! Has it always been there or did it suddenly just appear. I have no idea, but donating books just got even easier!

jan 2013 002Do you have books sitting on your shelves gathering dust? I sure did and was actually thrilled to pack some of them up for someone else to enjoy.

Baltimore Reads, Inc. – Home – New & Used Books for Sale, Textbooks




  1. I wish we had a drop box like this in our neighborhood. Since I live on a busy pedestrian street in New York, I simply leave books on my stoop, and they’re gone within the first few hours. It’s fun thinking about the new homes my books now live in.

    Comment by booksoutsidethebox — January 24, 2013 @ 9:29 am | Reply

    • I love the idea of leaving books on your stoop on a busy street. Sounds like the makings of a good novel. I wonder where the books end up?

      Comment by Susanbright — January 24, 2013 @ 10:53 am | Reply

  2. You are up to some good stuff! I think you and the Friday Morning Bookclub are awesome!

    Comment by Resa McConaghy — January 24, 2013 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

    • So sweet.Thank you Resa!

      Comment by Susanbright — January 24, 2013 @ 6:46 pm | Reply

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