Books to Grow By

April 24 - May 4, 2017

VOLUNTEER | HOST A BOOK DRIVE

DID YOU KNOW?

Nearly 90 percent of a child's brain development occurs before the age of five.

United Ways across the region and KATC-TV3 are partnering to help make more books available to children in early care and education centers. Data shows that when children get exposed to books and reading from birth to age 5, they have a greater chance for success.

Help change the odds during the Books To Grow By book drive scheduled for April 24 - May 4.

Join us! Donate gently used books. There are many ways for anyone to get involved. Together, we can put age-appropriate books in the hands of children, helping to foster of love of reading early the the life of a child.

 

Donate gently-used or new books. Book title examples include:

As an Oak Tree Grows
Last Stop on Market Street
The Gruffalo
This Monster Cannot Wait
Tale of Peter Rabbit
Fly Butterfly
Owl Moon
Look Look!
Baby Sounds
Whose Baby Am I?
Not Your Typical Dragon
Jake at Gymnastics
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa
My No, No, No Day
ABCers
I Love My Mommy Because
ABC Look at Me
Snowy Day
Luke Goes to Bat
Winnie-the-Pooh's Opposites

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1. VOLUNTEER
2. HOST AN INTERNAL BOOK DRIVE AT YOUR OFFICE OR ORGANIZATION
3. VISIT BARNES & NOBLE AND PURCHASE BOOKS FROM A SPECIAL DISPLAY AT THE FRONT OF THE STORE:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

5705 Johnston St., Lafayette

4. DONATE BOOKS BY MAY 4 AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

United Way of Acadiana 
(serves Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion)
215 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette
8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.-noon, Friday

United Way of Iberia
(serves Iberia)
449. E. St. Peter St., New iberia
8 a.m.-noon, 1 -4 p.m., Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-noon, Friday

St. Landry/Evangeline United Way
(serves Evangeline and St. Landry)
311 W. Vine, Opelousas
9 a.m. to noon. Monday-Friday

United Way of Southwest Louisiana
(serves Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis)
Walmart, 303 E. Interstate Dr., Jennings
24 hours/day, 7 days/week