2019 Day of Action - Children's Book Drive

Throughout the month of April, United Way, in partnership with D2's Books for Budding Brains and Prime Age to Engage, will be collecting books for children ages 0-5. This is a continued effort to promote early childhood literacy in Siouxland. 

The Goal: To collect over 12,000 new & gently used children's books throughout the month of April. These will be distributed to local children during wellness check-ups. Over the past year, dozens of local children’s physicians have agreed to become partners in the effort to increase literacy in our community.  When a child comes in for their check-up, parents are asked whether they read to their child and the family can choose a book from a library to take home along with tips to make reading fun.

How You Can Help: Bring your new or gently used children's books to any of the below drop off points.

  • Book People 
  • Sioux City City Hall
  • Acer
  • Blessed Teresa Church
  • Central Bank (All Sioux City locations and Dakota Dunes)
  • D2 (North Sioux City) 
  • Dakota Dunes Community Association
  • Dakota Valley Library
  • Elk Point United Parish
  • Elk Point-Jefferson School District
  • Fareway Grocery (Riverside Location)
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Balcon Enterprises (Elk Point) 
  • North Sioux City Community Library
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • Sir Cuts
  • St. Joseph Church (Elk Point) 
  • St. Peter's Church (Jefferson)
  • Siouxland District Health Department 
  • Wellington at the Dunes 
  • United Way of Siouxland Office

Thank you to the following sponsors: 




A poster for the Books for Budding Brains book drive can be found here.

If your organization would like to run an internal book drive, sign up here