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Let's build better brains together

Reach Out and Read Minnesota has a number of ways to get involved and share the brain building power of books across our state. 

Book drives: Our partner clinics are always grateful to receive new children's books they can use for our core program. Volunteers can organize online book drives for our program by asking their friends, coworkers, or community members to purchase new books through a local bookstore or one of Reach Out and Read Minnesota's book distribution partners. Please contact us before starting your book drive so we can make sure the right books get to the clinics that need them the most! If you are interested in starting a book drive, please review our book donation guidelines here, and contact us via email or the form below. We can also accept some donations of gently used books. Please read more on our book donation page, or fill out the form below for more information. 

Book sorting:  With so many gently used books coming in from our community, we often have need  to sort through our books and get them ready for our partner clinics to take! We have periodic opportunities to volunteer at our book storage site in Bloomington to sort and pack books, or to help with our used book open houses. Learn more by contacting us below. 

Start your own campaign: Whether it's running a marathon or starting a birthday fundraiser, there are a number of ways you can get your community engaged in our program! Create a group fundraiser via GoFundMe Charity or Facebook, or another peer-to-peer fundraising platform. 

Check out our Event Calendar:  We have several events annual events open to the public each year. We'd love for you to join us!

Have another idea? We'd love to hear from you. Let us know how you can help us build brains across Minnesota! 

Note: It may take up to two business days for our program team to get back to you. Thank you for your patience. 

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