Central Self Storage Book Drive for Read Across America

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It’s Read Across America Day, and we want to celebrate by hosting a book drive! All month long we’ll be collecting books at every Central Self Storage Minnesota location. Each property will have easy-access collection barrels on-site.

 What’s the story behind Read Across America Day?

Back in May 1997, the National Education Association wanted to create a way to get kids excited about reading. So, the group came up with the idea to celebrate reading on Dr. Seuss’ birthday and called the event Read Across America. Now, every March 2, schools and organizations everywhere celebrate by reading Dr. Seuss and other famous authors with children.

You Can Host Your Own Book Drive! Learn How:

To get started in hosting your book drive, begin by determining what type of books to collect. Next, put together a team and start the drive to gather all the books you can from friends, family, colleagues, and even your local media. At this point, you’ll probably need to find a place where you can store everything as you collect. This is where Central Self Storage in Edina, MN comes in.

You can use Central Self Storage units in Edina, MN to easily store your growing book collection. Our storage units come in many different sizes to fit any need; we also have climate controlled storage units, which are ideal for book storage. You could even use the space as a meeting spot for your collecting crew, and creating flyers to hand out around town.

So, let’s recap. Before you host your book drive, it’s important to:

  • Assemble a team to collect the books.
  • Decide what type of books everyone will collect.
  • Select a storage space for organizing the books and creating flyers.

You’ve Collected the Books, Now What?

Once you’ve collected the books, it’s time to get organized. If you’ve rented one of our storage units in Edina, MN, you have enough space to sort through the books, place them in piles and organize them according to NEA guidelines. Afterward, you’ll want to report the total number of books to the participants. Don’t forget to thank everyone who helped, and of course celebrate for hosting a successful book drive!

Contact your nearby Central Self Storage facility in Minnesota to find out how you can help contribute to our book drive, or host your own book drive in your city.