8th Annual Community Book Drive
The 8th Annual Community Book Drive is coordinated by Hagerstown Area Religious Council, United Way of Washington County, Hagerstown Rotary Club, and FedEx Ground. Collected books will be sorted during the United Way’s annual Day of Caring on September 19th and distributed to at-risk children in Washington County to enhance our efforts to improve literacy rates. Last year more than 14,000 children’s books were collected and used to set up the new Community Book Warehouse, which is distributing them to community organizations, schools and individuals to get them into the hands of vulnerable children. More than 50 businesses, organizations, and houses of faith participated in the collection. Let’s do it again!
Everyone can collect books! Work with your churches, civic groups, businesses, and other organizations to collect age appropriate books, specifically geared to children ages birth through elementary school.
Donated books can be new or gently used, but must be appropriate for ages birth-11. Any books in this age group are eagerly accepted, but if you’re purchasing, here is a list of Recommended Books.
Books will be collected at the following 2019 participating locations (TO BE UPDATED)
1345 Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742
M, T, TH, F - 8 am - 4 pm (CLOSED FOR LUNCH 1-2pm) W - 8 am - 2pm
Meritus Health - Robinwood Professional Center (Security Station)
100 West Washington Street, Suite 3400 (County Admin Bldg)
Book drop off will be in the lobby, near the deputy station. M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Washington County Health Department