Give Books for The Bright Red Bookshelf
WHAT IS THE Bright Red Bookshelf?
The Bright Red Bookshelf is a Family Reading Partnership (FRPCV) program that collects gently used books and then distributes them on bright red bookshelves in permanent locations throughout our community. There would be no Bright Red Bookshelf without the generous contributions from people like you!
How can I give books?
You can give new or gently used books at any of the following collection sites:
Wiggles 'n' Giggles Playland in the Arnot Mall
Wisner Market FRPCV Tent - June - August
Steve Seaberg State Farm Insurance, Langdon Plaza
The Christmas House - July - December
Guthrie Southern Tier Pediatrics (3344 Chambers Road, Horseheads, near Arnot Mall)
Book ownership is important in fostering an interest in reading and a love for books. If parents are to read to their children, they need books to do so. Children feel pride in owning their own books. They develop confidence in reading and acquire mastery when books are easily within reach and can be read again and again. We believe that each book a child owns is an "appetizer" to library use.
Traveling Bright Red Bookshelf
Beginning in June and going through August the Bright Red Bookshelf can be found every Thursday in Elmira's Wisner Park at the Farmers' Market. The story telling tent is the cozy place where children can listen to stories read by volunteers. Before leaving the inviting site the children are encourage to take home a gently used book.
What contributors and volunteers have accomplished - thank you!
In addition to the books at the self sustaining sites, last year we delivered 8,000 books to Bright Red Bookshelf sites. Gently used books collected for our program throughout the region over the past year total 11,058. Contributors include schools, businesses, agencies/organizations (state and private), hospitals, churches, labor unions and individual donations from families.
We continue to grow our highly motivated and energetic volunteer “Sort and Label Crew” who assist with cleaning, labeling and delivering books. In addition we have added a community service volunteer from St. John Fisher College. They are dedicated and committed and we cannot thank them enough!
Increases book ownership by families
Encourages parent-child interactions with books
Involves community members in this literacy effort through book donations
Enhances the services of organizations serving as bookshelf hosts by providing books for the families they already serve
Keeps books circulating in the communty so that "no children's book is ever lonely."
|Arnot Ogden Hospital Emergency Waiting Room||Big Flats Community Center|
|CCC Academic and Workforce Development Center--Madison Ave. Elmira||Chemung County Child Advocacy Center--Hoffman St. Elmira|
|Chemung County Human Resource Center-- Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira||Chemung County WIC Office|
|CIDS--Sullivan St. Elmira||Schuyler County Human Service Complex-Family Play and Resource Center|
|St. Joseph’s Hospital-Out Patient/Emergency Room Waiting Area||Tanglewood Nature Center|