19 Ross Street · Batavia · NY ·14020 · (585)343-9550

Get Involved

Giving Reading OpportunitiesIf you would like to get involved in supporting preschool literacy, there are several ways that you can help:

  • Donate Books
    If you have gently used preschool books to recycle for other children’s benefit, there are brightly colored book drop boxes at Jackson, John Kennedy, St. Joseph Elementary and St. Paul Lutheran School, as well as, at the Richmond Memorial Library. Just leave your donated books at any of these locations, and our volunteers will collect, sort, and distribute them.
  • Volunteer Your Time
    If your group or organization is interested in a more “hands on” project, you could adopt several book centers to service. We need volunteers willing to devote a few hours a week to sort and distribute books on a regular basis to our Adopted Book Center Sites. To find out about our volunteer program and training, contact the children's librarian.

If your business or organization has another idea for a program to enhance preschool literacy, the Community Literacy Coalition would like to hear from you. In other areas, businesses have sponsored gift books to preschoolers during well-child visits to their doctors, gift books at holiday time, and books for expectant mothers, to name a few possibilities. An example of a community where many groups have come together to support reading to young children is Ithaca, NY. (explore

Working together we can create and sustain a community of  active readers. Join us in this important work and help our children GRO.


Richmond Memorial Library ·19 Ross Street · Batavia · NY ·14020 · (585)343-9550