Summer Book Drive

TAA News & Updates,

TAA's PR & Community Outreach Committee is hosting a Summer Book Drive, and we would love for you to join us in giving back to our community! All collected books will be donated to the Book Harvest in Durham, who have provided more than 1.3 million books (and counting) to children in NC. 

How Can I Partcipate? 

Join in our Summer Book Drive by collecting new and gently used books for ages 0-18. Want to make an even bigger impact? Start collecting within your own community or office to get more people involved!

You can also participate by bringing 1 new or gently used children's book with you to the August 10 After Work Networking event if you are planning to attend!

What Kind of Books Can I Donate?

Book Harvest Accepts:

New and gently used children's books for young readers ages 0-18, but especially love donations of board books, picture books, Spanish and bilingual books, and books that portray ALL children, honoring diverse backgrounds, languages, abilities, and perspectives, and including stories by and about people of color.

Book Harvest is Unable to Accept:

Adult books, religious books, textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, activity/coloring books, or books with significant damage. 

How Can I Hold My Own Collection?

Set up a box within your own community or office, and print out this "Donate Books Here" sign with all the information! And, you can even promote where you are collecting on social media to get even more participation!

Where Do I Bring My Book Donations?

Book Donations may be dropped off at the TAA Office during business hours. 

TAA Office Address:

7920 ACC Boulevard, Suite 220

Raleigh, North Carolina 27617

Business Hours:

Mon-Thurs | 8:30am - 4:00pm

Friday | 8:30am - 12:30pm 

If you have a large donation, or need help unloading, please call ahead of your arrival so that we can be available to help.

When does the Summer Book Drive end?

The Summer Book Drive will run through August 10, 2021. If you are unable to drop off your donations at the TAA Office by this date, please contact Jessica Esposito at to set up a later drop off time.

Additional Resources:

Here are some additional resources that may help you in collecting and promoting the drive.

Thank you so much for your support, and for joining us in our initiative to give back to children in our area.