The mission of Books for Budding Brains is to collect and distribute new or gently-used books to
needy Siouxland children.
We want, however, to deliver more than just a book: we want to offer a message of hope.
We want to show our children that the capacity of their minds is not limited by economic situation
and that sometimes, in fact, the best way out of a bad economic situation is to develop their brains
Thank you Siouxland for donating 3,000 books this year.
The number of books you donate continues to be exceptional!
A special honor occurred on May 22nd. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard declared Books for Budding Brains day! The First Lady of South Dakota
was on-hand to present the proclamation and to read to kids at the North Sioux City Library.
We partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters in July for a night at the Sioux City Explorers ballpark. Every kid in attendance got free books, courtesy of
Books for Budding Brains. We also had fun at the end of school carnival at Liberty Elementary. We distributed about 300 books that day and gave the kids
something to read during summer break.
Keep checking back, and keep up with us on our Facebook page as we continue to collect and distribute books, to help kids in Siouxland!
This year we collected and distributed 4000 books to Siouxland kids. We continue to be amazed at the generosity of everyone in Siouxland!
One of the events we loved this year was getting into schools reading to kids. They loved it, of course, but I think we might have loved it even more. It was a lot of fun and something we will expand in the coming years.
A special thanks to the Community Action Agency of Siouxland for distributing a majority of the books. Thanks also to our partner KMEG/KPTH for their continued support!
Keep checking back, and keep up with us on our Facebook page as we continue to collect, distribute, and help kids in Siouxland!
This year we collected and distributed almost 3000 books to Siouxland kids. Thank you for your generosity!
This year we participated in a couple of events where we were able to distribute many of the books:
Thanks again to our partner KMEG/KPTH for their continued support!
Check back next year, when we do this all over again. Thanks again for helping kids in Siouxland!
Thanks to the generosity of everyone in Siouxland, we collected and distributed over 4,000 books ranging from Toddler thru Grade 5
(and a few for some older kids). Wow! This result was bigger than we ever expected!
Some of the local groups that received the books include:
Special thanks go to the volunteers from Head Start who helped us sort those books. We would also like to thank our partner
KMEG/KPTH for their ongoing support and coverage of this book drive.
--Everyone at D2