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WAKE Up and Read Book Drive

Date: January 22, 2018 Author: Kenya Ford Categories: News

The goal of the 2018 Book Drive is to collect 110,000 books by March 3, 2018.  These books will be distributed to over 7,700 children in 10 elementary schools, 17 early education centers, and community centers for summer reading.

  Book Donation Drop-off at Cary Towne 

Book donations can be dropped off at Cary Towne Center on the dates/times indicated below.  The WAKE Up and Read Collection Site is on the Walnut Street side of the mall, to the left of the main entrance. There is a door from the parking lot into the space, as well as a door inside the mall into our space.  If you have a large number of books, you can park in the short alley to the left of the space to unload. On drop-off dates we will have volunteers with carts ready to receive your books.


Book drop-off dates and times:

  • Saturday, March 17               8:30 – 300
  • Wednesday, March 21         4:00 – 6:00
  • Thursday, March 22             1:00 – 2:30
  • Saturday, March 24              8:30 – 3:00 
  • Wednesday, March 28         3:30 – 6:30
  • Saturday, April 7                   8:30 – 12:00
  • Friday, April 20                     8:30 – 12:00
  • Saturday, April 28                 8:30 – 3:00

 To make a monetary donation to support the book drive click on the button below. 


Books are being collected all over Wake County. To see who is collecting books CLICK HERE


The WAKE Up and Read Tool Kit provides resources to help individuals and groups run a successful book drive. Click this link to access the  2018 WUAR Tool Kit.