Schools & community groups

School & community group book drives

Join the network of schools and community groups across the country that regularly hold Book Drives on our behalf by inviting families to bring in any gently used books they have outgrown. These are then donated to children in need, giving them the opportunity to discover the joy of book ownership.

Schools that can are asked to box up their collected books and have them delivered to one of our Book HQs or Book Hubs in London, Birmingham or Leeds. Within the M25 we can arrange a collection if required.

If your school is located elsewhere in the UK, we would be grateful if you could sort and box your collected books prior to delivering them to one of our registered recipient organisations. We have a downloadable guide to help your pupils to sort and box up your collected books and appreciate you may need to harness wider community support too with onward delivery. We really appreciate your help with this.

Register your Book Drive here to receive our FAQs and further guidance.

How to run your book drive

  1. Register your Book Drive so that we can support and celebrate you
  2. Pick a date (one or two days is often ideal)
  3. Promote your event using our videos, posters and other materials
  4. Set your community a challenge e.g., to collect 1,000 children’s books
  5. Count and celebrate the books donated!

Promotional resources

Book Week posters

Book Week social media graphics

Eco Week posters

Eco Week social media graphics

Generic Book Drive posters

Generic social media graphics

Newsletter Text

Assembly resources

Introductory assembly video

Book Drive author videos

“The importance to families of the annual RPPS Book Drive.”

Jenny Griffiths, School Librarian of the Year 2022

“Our Book Drive generated such excitement.”

Paula Evans, Junior School Librarian, Lady Eleanor Holles School