Calling All…Books! Junior League of Tyler’s Community Book Drive to Help Fill Shelves of New Literacy Bus

The Junior League of Tyler is collecting books for Tyler ISD’s new Literacy Bus planned to hit neighborhood streets this summer.

The Literacy Bus is an interactive bus that will travel to neighborhoods throughout the Tyler ISD community to help ensure every child has access to high-quality books and resources during the summer months and year-round. Some of the books will be given to students so that they can build their own at-home library.

“We are thrilled to help collect books for the Literacy Bus,” Junior League of Tyler President Lindsey Harrison said. “Early childhood literacy is important to the Junior League of Tyler, and we know the Literacy Bus will have a positive impact on many children throughout our community.”

For the past several years, the Junior League of Tyler has hosted a fun and engaging summer reading camp for Tyler ISD elementary students. At the end of each day, each student took home a book of their own. Partnering with the District to support its Literacy Bus is a way to continue its efforts to promote literacy initiatives in a fun and innovative way.

“We are so very grateful to Junior League of Tyler for their continued support through the years,” Tyler ISD Executive Director of Communications Jennifer Hines said. “We appreciate their outstanding efforts in helping us create more successful student outcomes through the Literacy Bus.”

Community members can donate new or like-new books for preschool and elementary-age children through April 30 by dropping off their donations at one of the various drop-off locations throughout the community.

Donation Drop-Off Locations

Brookshire’s (Bergfeld Center), 2020 Roseland Boulevard Brookshire’s, 100 Rice Road FRESH by Brookshire’s, 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy. Hollytree Country Club, 6700 Hollytree Drive Junior League of Tyler Inc., 1919 South Donnybrook Avenue Meals on Wheels East Texas, 3001 Robertson Road The University of Texas at Tyler Herrington Patriot Center, 3900 University Boulevard (off Old Omen Rd.) Tyler ISD Administration Building, 1319 Earl Campbell Parkway Tyler Public Library, 201 South College Avenue

Another way to donate is online through Junior League of Tyler’s Literacy Bus Wish List on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3dggP6z.