The Friends of the Brown County Library and their Honorary Chairperson, Bre LaFleur, wife of Green Bay Packers Head Coach, Matt LaFleur, recently announced the launch of the 35th annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book campaign.
The annual book collection invites individuals, families, businesses, churches, schools, clubs and organizations to donate new, unwrapped books that will be given as gifts to local children, babies through age 18, in low-income families. Book distribution takes place in partnership with the Green Bay Salvation Army Holiday Assistance program in December.
Give-A-Kid-A-Book kicks off in the Youth Services Department of the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, downtown Green Bay on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023, at 9:00am. Featured guests include students from Tank Elementary School, Bre LaFleur, Friends representatives, and others.
Give-A-Kid-A-Book is partially funded by Nicolet National Bank, Augustine Stewardship Fund, Green Bay Area Retired Men’s Club, Allouez Optimist Club, Green Bay Packers Give Back, Brown County Community Women’s Club, and Festival Foods.
The Friends are making it easy to shop – online and in-person! Purchase books from the Friends’ Amazon Wish List or from Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, 211 North Washington Street in downtown Green Bay. Donate your Barnes & Noble purchases in-store during the Holiday Book Drive, November 1st through December 8th. Use code 12652103 at the in-store Book Fair on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, from 10:00am – 2:00pm or online November 18th through the 22nd, and a percentage of sales will benefit Give-A-Kid-A-Book. Online shoppers can ship books purchased directly to the library.
Drop book donations in collection boxes located at Nicolet National Banks in the greater Green Bay area, all Brown County Libraries, and various other locations throughout the community through December 10th.
Financial donations will be used to purchase additional books. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of the Brown County Library: GAKAB,” and mailed to 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301-5194.