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A Book Drive that Changes Lives

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John Burnett

Did you know that millions of children show up to the first day of kindergarten never having seen a book before in their lives? Through no fault of their own, they begin school four years behind. Reading is the single most important skill a child needs to learn. Yet studies show that 61% of low-income families don't have any books at all in their homes for their children. Please help us change this statistic locally by participating with us in:


Join The Goddard Schools in Illinois in collaboration with Bernie's Book Bank to collect thousands of new and/or gently used children's books to significantly increase BOOK OWNERSHIP among at-risk infants, toddlers, and school age children. Our goal is to collect 25,000 books or more before National Reading Day on January 23!

Book Collection locations in the Round Lake/Grayslake area:

The Goddard School, 1155 S. Amarias Dr.,

Round Lake, IL (847)-201-1880

The Goddard School

34638 U.S. 45, Third Lake, IL 60030

Phone:(847) 543-9075