Give the gift of reading to a child – A benefit for our school libraries

View a complete wish list for each participating school here.

Give the gift of reading to your children this holiday season! The Santa Cruz Education Foundation is delighted to partner again with Bookshop Santa Cruz for a Holiday Book Drive benefiting public school libraries and classrooms. Donate your favorite books, buy gift cards that librarians and teachers can use to select books for their schools, or shop from the wish lists of the books in highest demand, carefully compiled by our school librarians. Wish list books will be on display at Bookshop, in list form at Bookshop’s information desk, and online.

All books purchased for the Holiday Book Drive will be offered at 20% off from November 23 through December 31st.

Let out-of-town friends and family support your child’s school by buying wish list books online. You can donate to a particular school or to the entire program and an acknowledgement form is offered.

Together, let’s make this the year when every public school child has access to books and reading.