Our Activities - Give-A-Kid-A-Book


Give-A-Kid-A-Book is an annual campaign to collect and distribute new books to low income kids for the December holidays. The effort is coordinated by the Friends of the Brown County Library



Why is it important?

Literacy is vital to a child’s scholastic success, yet in Brown County, 38% of our lower income students are not reading at grade level in 3rd grade.
 
So what can be done to change that statistic? Last year over 5,000 disadvantaged children living in Brown County were given new books through the Give-A-Kid-A-Book Campaign coordinated by the Friends of Brown County Library. Your donation of a new book will make a difference this holiday season!

In 2018, over 11,000 books were collected from corporate and individual donors. The Reader’s Loft provided discounts on Give-A-Kid-A-Book purchases and book fairs hosted by local businesses benefited Give-A-Kid-A-Book. Most of these books were distributed to thousands of local children during the holidays. The remaining books find their way into the hands of kids in the community through various Brown County programs that promote reading year round.

Thank You!

The Friends of the Brown County Library would like to gratefully acknowledge the Brown County Community Women’s Club,  Nicolet National Bank, and Packers Give Back for their generous donations that not only help underwrite expenses of the campaign (including, but not exclusive to, promotional materials and book purchases), but are also a wonderful statement of their organization’s commitment to and support of the importance of books in children’s lives. Thank you!

Photos from the 2019 Kick-off and News Conference

2020 Public Service Announcement

Watch this Public Service Announcement featuring Packer wife Molly Crosby (aired on WBAY-TV2).

2019 Public Service Announcement

Watch this Public Service Announcement featuring Packer wives Molly Crosby and Natalie Montgomery (aired on WBAY-TV2).

The Friends of the Brown County Library is a

501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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