Read On! Book Drive

Imagine for a moment, a child without books in their home or a library within walking distance. Many children in surrounding communities are faced with this reality every day. Join the University of Dayton Libraries as we work to reach our goal of collecting 2,500 books by April 17, 2014. UD is one of many community partners collecting children's books for the Dayton organization Learn to Earn's annual Read On! book drive. With your help the Read On! book drive will collect 25,000 books to reach 2,500 students this year. 

Donate new or gently used level 1 books/early readers (no chapter books, please). The collection point is at the Roesch Library Access Services desk in the first floor lobby. The drive will wrap up during National Library Week, April 14-17, 2014.

YOU can help us achieve our collection goal of 8-10 books per student at Fairview Elementary in Dayton, which will provide a new book for each week of summer break. 

For more information, please email the Libraries' Read On! committee co-chairs at Kristina Klepacz and Joan Milligan.

Suggested Books

Lulu book series by Hilary McKay and Priscilla Lamont
Max books by Adria F Klein and Mernie Gallagher-Cole (Read it! Readers)
Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip by Denia Lewis Hester and Jackie Urbanovic
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (I Can Read It All By Myself)
Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts and Noah Z. Jones
Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats (Picture Puffins) 
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson by David A. Adler and Robert Casilla (Picture Book Biography) 
Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak
Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes and R. Gregory Christie
Nikki and Deja by Karen English and Laura Freeman 
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont and David Catrow
Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough 
Good Night, Dora! by Random House and Susan Hall
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Candice Ransom
The Three Billy Goats Gruff  by Carol Ottolenghi (Keepsake Stories)
The Three Little Pigs by Patricia Seibert 
Little Critter: Just a Big Storm by Mercer Mayer 
Little Critter: Just a Little Sick by Mercer Mayer (My First I Can Read)
This is Spider-Man Level 1 Reader by Thomas Macri ((World of Reading)
From Tadpole to Frog by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (Scholastic Reader Level 1)
Bats by Lily Wood (Scholastic Reader Level 1)
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! by James Dean (My First I Can Read) 
Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold 
We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Fly Guy Presents: Sharks by Tedd Arnold
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs by Laura Marsh

Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn’s mission is to ensure that children in the our region are successful students and ultimately successful in the world of work. Help children in our community Read On! this summer. Visit to find out more.