5th Annual Greater Hartford Holiday Book Drive

November 26 through December 21, 2018

Did you know that many children in Greater Hartford's lower-income neighborhoods don't own a single book to call their own?

It's true - but we can change that.

This holiday season, share the joy and wonder of books with an at-risk student by donating to our Holiday Book Drive, which runs from November 26 through December 21, 2018.

Two Ways to Give

Donate Books

All book donations are given to at-risk students at Children’s Reading Partner’s participating schools and partner organizations. Donated books should be:

We cannot accept:

  • Religious books (our programs operate in public schools)
  • Damaged books
  • Toys or sticker books

Bring your books to the following dropoff locations. Please call ahead for hours.

  • Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, 860.233.9696
  • Beth Sholom B’nai Israel, 400 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, 860.643.9563
  • Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, 860.233.8215
  • Keller Williams Realty, 29 South Main Street, West Hartford, 860.977.3176

Donate Online

Give online at bit.ly/GHBookDrive2018100% of contributions are used to buy new books for students to read, keep and love.

Help Us Beat Last Year's Record!

In 2017, more than 3,000 new and used books were collected and more than $1,100 was donated online. With your help, we can do even more this year to help students in need!


Call Bennett Forrest at 860.977.3176.