BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ LAUNCHES HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE BENEFITING LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Santa Cruz, CA. — To celebrate a season of giving, Bookshop Santa Cruz is launching its third annual Holiday Book Drive to collect books to give to public schools throughout Santa Cruz County.
Bookshop Santa Cruz is offering 20% off all purchases of new and used books to be donated to the Santa Cruz Education Foundation (on behalf of Santa Cruz City Public Schools) and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.
Bookshop Santa Cruz will collect these books at any register until December 31st and will pass them onto school libraries and classrooms to enhance reading opportunities for public school students.
School librarians from all over Santa Cruz County submitted a wish list of books that are in high demand among students in public schools. Wish list books can be viewed on display at Bookshop Santa Cruz, in a binder at Bookshop’s information desk or online at www.bookshopsantacruz.com/holidaybookdrive (use the code “DONATE” to receive 20% off).
Community members can also donate their favorite books to the Holiday Book Drive or gift cards that librarians can use to purchase the books in most need.
Suz Howells, President of the Santa Cruz Education Foundation says, "We are so grateful for the connection Bookshop helps to build between our community and our school libraries. Every book received is treasured by a child and stokes a lifelong love of reading.”
Last year, through the generous spirit of its customers, Bookshop was able to distribute hundreds of books and thousands of gift cards to school libraries, many of who no longer have a school budget to buy books for their libraries.
Participating schools include Westlake Elementary, Bayview Elementary, Gault Elementary, Delaveaga Elementary, Mission Hill Middle School, Branciforte Middle School, Santa Cruz High School, Harbor High School, Soquel High School, Costanoa High Schoo, Monarch Community School, Alternative Family Education, Ark Independent Studies, Ann Soldo Elemntary, Amesti Elementary,
Bradley Elementary, Calabasas Elementary, Freedom Elementary, H.A. Hyde Elementary l, Hall District Elementary, Landmark Elementary, Mar Vista Elementary, Mintie White Elementary, MacQuiddy Elementary, Ohlone Elementary, Radcliff Elementary, Rio Del Mar Elementary, Starlight Elementary School, Valencia Elementary, Pajaro Valley High School, Aptos Junior High, Cesar Chavez Middle School, E.A. Hall Middle School, Lakeview Middle School, Pajaro Valley Middle School, Rolling Hills Middle School, Aptos High School and Watsonville High School.