Upcoming Summer Slide Book Distribution:

  • July 11, 2024: Golden Gate Community Center
  • July 25, 2024: Everglades Community Center

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Books for Collier Kids has distributed nearly 2 million books

Books for Collier Kids has distributed nearly 2 million books

Books for Collier Kids is a fully volunteer-run organization that provides new books to children in need. Board Chair Sallie Williams explains. “We give books to children through the 2nd grade in Collier County to take home, share, and cherish,” she said. And the need...

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Nonprofit teams with Collier Sheriff on free book project

Nonprofit teams with Collier Sheriff on free book project

Books for Collier Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving children’s literacy, is partnering with the Collier County Sherriff’s Office to provide free books to children at an event hosted by CCSO. The event, called “Hot Summer Nights 2023”, will take...

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15,000+ new books to offset summer slide

15,000+ new books to offset summer slide

Did you know the all-volunteer nonprofit organization Books for Collier Kids has donated more than 1.6 million new, age-appropriate books since launching in 2005?Currently, BCK distributes 100,000 books to approximately 7,400 children each school year.Originally, the...

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Beat the Summer slide

Books for Collier Kids will be distributing books with the Collier County Sheriff ’s Office at Hot Summer Nights 2024 this June and July.

“Without steady access to books throughout the summer, children experience significant, cumulative reading skill loss that can affect the rest of their lives and enter the school year with reading skills 30 percent lower than their peers”