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The Ladies for Literacy Guild in partnership with the Houston Rockets Women’s Organization, Reliant, Houston Public Library, and Harris County Public Library will be hosting our 3rd Annual Community Book Drive to stock our Curiosity Cruiser and place books in the hands of children in need. As part of this citywide event that is held during the month of March (National Literacy Awareness Month), we are collecting new or ‘like new’ children’s, young adult, and adult books. These books will be distributed to families in need through the Curiosity Cruiser or our literacy partner organizations.

61 percent of low-income children are not book owners, however research shows that access to books in the home is a more important factor influencing reading achievement levels than parent education level and socioeconomic status.

 
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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CURIOSITY CRUISER

We need your help building home libraries and bringing the power of literacy to families across the city of Houston. You can make this possible through the 3 Ways to Give:

  1. Donate books at a local drop-off location, details listed below

    • 5 Houston Public Library Locations

    • 26 Harris County Public Library Locations

  2. Sponsor a child online through the My Home Library Program

  3. Attend Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets game on March 28.

 Houston Public Library Drop-Off Locations

Collier Regional Library, 6200 Pinemont | 832-393-1740
Heights Neighborhood Library, 
1302 Heights Blvd | 832-393-1810
Jungman Neighborhood Library, 
5830 Westheimer | 832-393-1860
Looscan Neighborhood Library, 
2510 Willowick | 832-393-1900
Walter Neighborhood Library, 
7660 Clarewood | 832-393-2500

Harris County Public Library Drop-Off Locations

Aldine Branch Library, 11331 Airline Drive
Atascocita Branch Library, 19520 Pinehurst Trail Drive
Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library @ Mercer Park, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road
Barbara Bush Branch Library @ Cypress Creek, 6817 Cypresswood Drive
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Lane
Crosby - Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library, 135 Hare Road
Evelyn Meador Branch Library, 2400 North Meyer Road
Fairbanks Branch Library, 7122 North Gessner
Galena Park Branch Library, 1500 Keene Street
High Meadows Branch Library, 4500 Aldine Mail Route
Jacinto City Branch Library, 921 Akron
Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek, 16719 Clay Road
Katy Branch Library, 5414 Franz Road
Kingwood Branch Library, 4400 Bens View Lane
La Porte Branch Library, 600 South Broadway
Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library, 30555 Tomball Parkway
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library, 1815 Westgreen Boulevard
North Channel Branch Library, 15741 Wallisville Road
Northwest Branch Library, 11355 Regency Green Drive
Octavia Fields Branch Library, 1503 South Houston
Parker Williams Branch Library, 10851 Scarsdale Boulevard, Suite #510
South Houston Branch Library, 607 Avenue A South
Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library, 930 Corbindale
Stratford Branch Library, 509 Stratford
West University Branch Library, 6108 Auden
Lone Star College-CyFair Library,  9191 Barker-Cypress Road

 

Book Drive Committee Mission Statement

"The mission of the Ladies for Literacy Guild, Book Drive Committee, is to collect books for the primary purpose of fulfilling the Curiosity Cruiser inventory and to serve the literacy needs of Houston’s families through special projects and our community partners."