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SpREAD The Word 
Book Drive

SpREAD the Word Book Drive

To increase literacy and engagement, we are committed to providing home libraries with ten age-appropriate and culturally diverse books for children participating in Head Start and Family Child Care programs.


For a donation of $20, you can help start a home library.​ Surveys show that 90% of educators indicate that their students would be more enthusiastic readers if they have access to books with characters, stories, and images that reflect their lives.

Increasing access to diverse books in the classroom environment increases the amount of time that children spend reading, and positively impacts students’ reading scores.  


While most educators agree that a diverse classroom library is important, most classroom libraries fall far short of representing or reflecting the current diverse student population. Less than a quarter of children’s books are written and/or illustrated by and convey stories and images of diverse populations. 


We firmly believe that your book donations will promote a love for reading and together we can empower future generations. 


You can support 
the SpREAD the Word Book Drive
to build home libraries in the following ways:

  1.  Drop-Off and Donate new and gently used books for children up to age six to SpREAD the Word at the following locations

    • The 3rd, 10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044  (Sunday, 11am-5pm, Tuesday –Wednesday, 11am-4pm,  Thursday-Friday, 11 am – 6 pm)

    • 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Monday, Thursday – Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm, Tuesday – Wednesday: Closed, during the month of April

  2. Mail new and gently used books for children up to age six to The PEACES Collective, 6801 Oak Hall Lane, #301, Columbia, MD 21045

  3. Make a monetary donation toward the purchase of books for a home library. (One home library = 10 books.)

  4. Purchase one of our hand-picked books in our Amazon affiliate store and mail them to The PEACES Collective, 6801 Oak Hall Lane, #301, Columbia, MD 21045


Be a Hero,
Choose Your Gift


Help start child's library


Provide a home library for one student


Get a child halfway toward their home library


Provide a home library for ten student


Donate another amount

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