The simple act of providing children with books makes them 75% more eager to read, and increases other activities such as reading with others, borrowing books, and reading voluntarily, according to a recent study published by the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science (2011). Children who are read to are more likely to enter kindergarten ready to learn. We’re writing to ask you to help provide children in Delaware County with books so all children enter kindergarten eager to read.

From April 28 to May 16, the B5 Literacy Council’s Wonder Readers League will be co-sponsoring a book drive with United Way of Delaware County, and the Muncie Public Library to collect books for children throughout Delaware County.

Through the book drive we aim to collect new and gently used books for children, focusing particularly on books for birth to age five. Muncie Sanitary District has donated several collection bins, which will be placed at specified collection sites throughout the county for the duration of the book drive.

Make your way to a site near you!

  • Walmart – South
  • Muncie Mall
  • Muncie City Hall
  • Muncie Public Library: Kennedy and Maring-Hunt Branches
  • Star Financial Bank (Broadway branch)
  • Old National Bank Branches Muncie and Yorktown
  • First Merchants Bank Branches (Muncie)
  • Mutual Bank Branches (Muncie)
  • Delaware County Building
  • Ball State Federal Credit Union
  • Ivy Tech, Cowan Road Campus

Thank you,

Ginny Nilles,  Director, Muncie Public Library

Sue Godfrey, Project Coordinator, United Way