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Booktoberfest

Booktoberfest

Booktoberfest

All children need access to books to be successful in school, so Promising Pages is hosting a month-long community book drive to collect new and gently used books for those who need them most. Throughout the month of October, we will be working with volunteer book drive captains to collect books from across the community. On Thursday, October 28th, we will be hosting a day-long drive-thru book donation event at our operations center. Members of the community will be able to drop off their books throughout the day!

What: Booktoberfest Drive-Thru Book Donation

When: Thursday, October 28th, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Where: CBI Workplace Solutions

**Enter at 4112 Old Pineville Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217

Booktoberfest Drive Thru

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Get Involved!

Be A Book Drive Captain

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

Be A Drop Off Location

If you are not looking to run your own book drive but would still like to participate, you can volunteer to be a book drop off location. Click the button below to sign up to become a drop off location.

 

Be A Book Drive Sponsor

If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor of Booktoberfest, click the button below to see our sponsorship menu and learn how to become a sponsor. Please contact Kelly Cates with any questions you might have.

 

 

Get Involved!

Be A Book Drive Captain

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

Be A Drop Off Location

If you are not looking to run your own book drive but would still like to participate, you can volunteer to be a book drop off location. Click the button below to sign up to become a drop off location.

Be A Book Drive Sponsor

If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor of Booktoberfest, click the button below to see our sponsorship menu and learn how to become a sponsor. Please contact Kelly Cates with any questions you might have.

Booktoberfest Book Drop Locations

For those not captaining book drives, but who still want to donate books to Booktoberfest, you can drop off books at any of the locations on this map.

Promising Pages Donation Bin

Book Bin: Open 24 hours

Mr. Putty’s Fun Park: Miniature Golf

Book Bin – Open 24 hours

Compost Central Recycling Center

Accepting Books: Monday – Saturday 7 am – 4 pm 

The Cornwell Center

Accepting Books: Monday – Friday 6 am – 6 pm, Saturday 8 am – 12pm

Tillman Insurance Advisors

Accepting Books: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Tillman Insurance Advisors

Accepting Books: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Uwharrie Bank

Accepting Books: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Matthews Ballroom + Events

Accepting Books: Tuesday – Friday, 2:30pm – 10pm; Saturday 10am – 3:30pm

Second Look Books

Accepting Books: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Sweet Frog Concord

Accepting Books: Monday – Thursday, 11am – 9pm; Friday – Saturday, 11am – 10pm; Sunday 12pm – 10pm

Sweet Frog Afton Ridge

Accepting Books: Monday – Thursday, 11am – 9pm; Friday – Saturday, 11am – 10pm; Sunday 12pm – 10pm

Regus @ Mooresville-Langtree

Accepting Books: Open 24 hours

Spaces South End

Accepting Books: Open 24 hours

Spaces: Trade and Tryon

Accepting Books: Open 24 hours

Huntersville Town Center, Parks & Rec Dept.

Accepting Books: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Huntersville Recreation Center

Accepting Books: Monday – Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 2pm-6pm

Carolina Fine Art

Accepting Books: Tuesday – Thursday, 10am-5pm; Friday 10am-7pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-3pm

Resident Culture Brewing Company

Accepting Books: Monday – Thursday 3pm-10pm; Friday 3pm-11pm; Saturday 12pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm

River Park Kids

Accepting Books: Monday – Sunday, 7am – 7pm

Le Petit Spa

Accepting Books: Monday – Friday, 9am-9pm

LadyRen's Bakery & Books

Drop off at Cotswold Farmers Market – LadyRen’s Bakery & Books table or at the Farmers Market information table.

Accepting Books – Saturdays 8am – 12pm

Famous Toastery

Accepting Books: Sunday – Tuesday, 7am – 3pm; Wednesday – Saturday, 7am – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm

5 Steps to Lead a Book Drive
for Booktoberfest

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 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 any 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, 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 Wishlist and purchase books from Amazon or our local bookstores!
  • 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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[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

Bookworm Bootcamp