“The Great American Book Drive” Returned to Brooklyn

Better World Books hosted a day-long community fundraising book drive at Brooklyn Public Library in early October.A fall favorite returned to Brooklyn: once again, Better World Books hosted the “Great American Book Drive,” inviting area residents and community members of all ages to clean off their cluttered bookshelves and come out to donate pre-loved books to help raise money for Brooklyn Public Library’s collections and programs. It’s exciting to see this program return year after year. It has such a direct affect on the community it serves. It brings people together for a common cause and everyone really looks forward to the opportunity to contribute.


Musical guest band Moona Luna performed for the crowd, and the event also included a used book sale.

The event raised money for both the Brooklyn Public Library as well as global literacy initiatives through Better World Books’ model.

This was the fourth year of the “Great American Book Drive” and this year, the drive collected 300 boxes of books. The books collected will be sold online to raise money for the Brooklyn Public Library System.


About the Brooklyn Public Library

The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a huge selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, job search help, literacy programs, public computers and the largest WiFi network in the borough.

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