This year the Tri-School SERVES team is looking to bring a few drives throughout the year combined with craft activities and discussion questions to help families dive deeper into the issues surrounding the drives. We are planning 4 drives around the themes READ, NEED, SEED, and FEED.

SERVES Co-Chairs
Julie Veit and Cassie Cyphers

Tri-School Book Drive
October 26th - November 9th

We begin this quarter with READ.

Finished reading some great books and ready to pass them on? Cleaning out your bookshelves? Please donate your gently used books to elementary school students at Bridges Academy at Melrose, an OUSD school in East Oakland.

Please use the following guidelines in selecting books for donations.

  • Books published after 2000. (New or gently used is best)

  • Magic Tree House, Dog Man, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, Guinness World Records, ANY and all graphic novels are high on the wishlist.

  • Learn to Read skinny books like Pete the cat, Fly Guy etc. are also greatly appreciated.

  • Any books in Spanish. (Please, no books in French!)

  • Please no religious books. No ripped, stained or falling apart books. These are gifted to kids to foster a love of reading!

See drop off locations, related activities, and more info here - Book Drive Info