Several folks have contacted us asking for ideas on where they might give away their books. The idea is to encourage people who don’t read much to give it a try, but it’s not always easy to know who those people are!
It seems that about a third of people apply for “social services areas” such as nursing homes, hospitals or food pantries, a third apply for underfunded schools and a third apply for the “around town” category, at places such as parks and diners.
Hope these help!
- Senior Centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities
- Little League games
- Diners, restaurants, employees
- Doctors’ offices
- Support groups (caregivers, MOPs, etc.)
- Fire station
- Police station
- Blood bank/drive
- Crisis center
- Food pantry, Soup Kitchen
- Goodwill, Salvation Army
- SNAP, WIC offices
- Homeless Shelters, Day Shelters
- Adult and community education organizations
- Career centers
- Tri-county literacy
- Meals on Wheels
If you are interested in a particular organization, please contact that organization to get permission to distribute books at their site. For additional ideas, look in newspapers, telephone directories, and Directory of Commonly Requested Community Services, etc.