ACCEPTING NEW AND GENTLY USED CHILDREN'S BOOKS
EVERY SUNDAY BETWEEN 12PM - 3PM
NOW UNTIL JUNE 19TH
3RD ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE
YCL is once again partnering with Meals 4 Kids, a program by Meals for Wheels People. The Meals 4 Kids program serves qualified children and families within the City of Portland and Gresham experiencing food insecurity. The Meals 4 Kids home delivery program delivers nutritious meals, milk, bread, and fresh fruit directly to the homes of families in need each week on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. MOWP/M4K serves families who live within the City of Portland
whose income level is 185% or lower
of the federal poverty level.
HOW IT STARTED
‘Book It Forward’ YCL Children’s Book Drive initiative began in the middle of a global pandemic in 2020. Due to state orders, each county was ordered to go into lock down. With schools and libraries shut down, there was no question that children’s literacy would be severely impacted especially in underserved communities. The pandemic shined a light on the educational disparities for families living in poverty and especially people of color who already lacked access to the internet, general technology, and e-books.
While the state exits Covid restrictions, children’s literacy remains important to YCL. Summer reading is critical for students to retain knowledge and skills learned in the previous school year. Students who don't read are at risk of falling behind their classmates. Summer reading loss is one factor contributing to the achievement gap between more and less economically advantaged students. Children from low-income families have more restrictive access to books, both in school and at home, than do their more advantaged peers.
DIY VOLUNTEER PROJECT
YCL will be collecting up to 4000 books now until June 19th. Children will be receiving a book pack of up to 8+ books. We invite members and the community to create bookmarks that will be packaged in the book pack.
Bookmarks can be delivered to YCL every Sunday between 1PM - 3PM now until June 19th.
BOOK IT FORWARD
May 15 @ 12PM - 3PM
May 22 @ 12PM - 3PM
June 5 @ 12PM - 3PM
June 12 @ 12PM - 3PM
June 19 @ 12PM - 3PM
Ages: 0 -5
Ages: 6 - 9
Ages: 10 - 12
All ages Spanish Language