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BOOKTOBERFEST

BOOKTOBERFEST

BOOKTOBERFEST

Hundreds of organizations and 60,000+ children rely on Promising Pages as their main source of free books each year. As Charlotte’s only book bank, we “re-home” hundreds of thousands of children’s books each year!

 To ensure we have plenty of books to share with those that need them most, we host a month-long community book drive to collect new and gently used books. We call it BOOKTOBERFEST!

Get Involved!

Individuals, community groups, and businesses are invited to join us!

Book Drive Captain

Whether you’re an individual, business, neighborhood, or community organization we need your help collecting like new and gently used children’s books. Click the link below to learn how you can sign up to be a book drive captain.

Donation Location

Businesses and public-facing organizations can serve as book drop-off locations during the month of October. Promising Pages will supply the bin, list your business on our drop-off location map, and you collect the books! Click the button below to learn more or sign up.

Event Sponsor

If you’re interested in Booktoberfest sponsorship opportunities, click the button below to see our sponsorship menu and learn about the benefits of being a sponsor. Sponsors are invited to join us for a kick-off celebration on September 29th at Heist Brewery Barrel Arts.

Get Involved!

Individuals, community groups, and businesses are invited to join us!

Book Drive Captain

Whether you’re an individual, business, neighborhood, or community organization we need your help collecting like new and gently used children’s books. Click the link below to learn how you can sign up to be a book drive captain.

Donation Location

Businesses and public-facing organizations can serve as book drop-off locations during the month of October. Promising Pages will supply the bin, list your business on our drop-off location map, and you collect the books! Click the button below to learn more or sign up.

Event Sponsor

If you’re interested in Booktoberfest sponsorship opportunities, click the button below to see our sponsorship menu and learn about the benefits of being a sponsor. Sponsors are invited to join us for a kick-off celebration on September 29th at Heist Brewery Barrel Arts.

2022 Booktoberfest Sponsors

Bank of America

2022 Booktoberfest Sponsors

Bank of America

Our inaugural Booktoberfest was a huge success! 30,486 books were collected during October 2021 helping us to distribute a record-breaking 276,000+ books during the 2021-2022 school year!

We couldn’t have done it without our book drive captains, drop-off locations, and sponsors (Northeastern University Charlotte, Wellcare, The Kendrick Family, Nathan Smith, and Uwharrie Bank).

Booktoberfest Book Drive Captains

Follow these 5 Steps for a successful Booktoberfest book drive!

STEP 1: Plan – Let Promising Pages know you plan to host a book drive.

  • Contact the Operations Team at Promising Pages and let us know that you’re interested in hosting a book drive by signing up here: Book Drive Sign Up.
  • If you’re still not sure about hosting a drive and would like further information, please email us at [email protected].

STEP 2:  Prepare – Determine dates and a goal for the book drive.

  • Most groups collect for 2-3 weeks. It is also helpful to set a goal for the number of books to be collected, as this inspires many donors and helps you gauge success.

STEP 3:  Provide – Donation bins at drop-off locations and collect books.

  • Bins/boxes should be placed where they are most visible and should be strong enough to hold large numbers of books. You are welcome to put a Promising Pages Book Drive flyer and instructions on the bins.  At this time, Promising Pages does not have donation bins to loan out for book drives.

STEP 4: Promote –  Share and advertise the book drive to your network.

  • Successful efforts usually include multiple messages through email, social media, website postings, flyers, etc. Make sure to include information about Promising Pages, Booktoberfest, the need for books other children have outgrown, guidelines for donations, details about when and where to drop off donations, a timeline of your drive, and the number of books you are wanting to collect.
  • If someone does not have books of their own to donate but would still like to participate in your book drive, they are welcome to check out our Book Wishlists and purchase books from an online or local bookstore!
  • Customize our printable flyer for your drive and donation bins. Customizable Booktoberfest book drive flyer

STEP 5:  Celebrate – Make and celebrate your donation.

  • As you near the conclusion of the book drive, contact the Promising Pages Operations Team via email ([email protected]) to arrange for your donations to be dropped off at our Operations Center.
  • Please accurately count and box your books before dropping them off.
  • Don’t forget to celebrate and promote your success by sharing your results with local media, employees, customers, and other stakeholders!
  • Tag us on social media with the hashtag #booktoberfest!

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4020 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217

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(704) 399-1934
[email protected]
4020 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217

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GET INVOLVED

Donate Money

Donate Books

Donate Time

Book Wish List

ABOUT US

Our Mission

Our Vision

Our Staff

Board of Directors

OUR PROGRAMS

Community Partner Program

Books on Break

Feed the Body / Mind

Diverse Book Infusion