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 WAKE Up and Read is accepting donations of new and gently used books for children ages birth to 12.

Book donation guidelines

Donations of books will be distributed to children across Wake County.  If you need guidance on specific titles, WAKE Up and Read has Wish Lists with Quail Ridge Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

  • Books must be new or gently used and appropriate for children birth – 12.
  • Titles like Curious George, The Magic Treehouse, Charlotte’s Web, and bilingual books are appreciated.
  • For gently used donations, book covers, pages, and spines should be intact and without rips, tears, or added pencil/crayon markings (names of original owners/dedications are acceptable).
  • Gently used books should not be damaged by mold, water, or fire, and should not show signs of discoloration or age.
  • We cannot accept coloring books, activity books or magazines.
  • Book donations that are not acceptable for young children may be exchanged with other literacy organizations for more appropriate titles.

 Financial Gifts

If you would like to make a financial gift to WAKE Up and Read 2017 Book Drive, send a check made payable to WakeEd Partnership with WUAR in the subject field

706 Hillsborough Street, Suite A

Raleigh, NC 27603