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 1,000 books by March 20, 2015. 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. This year, Learn to Earn will only accept new (not used) books. 

    Donate new 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. We will also be collecting books and promoting the book drive in Kennedy Union lobby October 14-17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

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

    For more information, please email the Libraries' Read On! committee contact, 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