Read to Succeed Book Drive

Your children’s books are needed in the Trenton Schools.

Four of five public libraries in Trenton have been closed and more than 70 percent of children in Trenton test below grade level in reading. NJ State Senator Turner has made it her mission to put more books in the hands of our children.
We’re partnering with NJ Senator Turner and Har Sinai Temple to create classroom libraries to fill the void created by these closures.
Donate your gently used children’s books (K through 3) to help fill the shelves of the classroom libraries and stimulate the imagination of the readers.
Place your books in the basket in the Lobby at UUCWC. If you can’t get to the church, email SocialAction@UUCWC.ORG to make arrangements.

The books are needed before the start of the school year on
September 8th.

Senator Turner’s request:
I would like to provide 100 books for the Fall semester to each kindergarten through third-grade homeroom teacher at the Dr. Crosby Copeland Elementary School in the City of Trenton. I hope that this initiative can help students recover some of the learning losses incurred during the pandemic. Moreover, the Read to Succeed Library Initiative will develop a love for reading, while allowing them to build meaningful friendships with classmates who have read the same books. Together, we can create a positive impact on these children’s lives.


If you don’t already have books to donate:


Thank you in advance for your donations.