Annual District 51 Book Giveaway coming June 13-14

Grand Junction, CO – Thousands of free books will be available at the Annual School District 51 Book Giveaway June 13-14, 2017, in the Grand Mesa Middle School gym at 585 31 ½ Road. The Book Giveaway will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days and is open to the public.

Each year, retiring teachers and current staff clean out classrooms, storage areas, and libraries and find books that no longer fit curriculum or current classroom needs. The giveaway gives schools a chance to offer these books to the community in case they may have a need for them.

Books for every age group will be available at the giveaway. This year’s selection will include fiction and nonfiction library books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, textbooks about a variety of subjects, and books useful for teachers and other education professionals.

The giveaway tends to attract new teachers, collectors, home school parents, arts and crafts hobbyists, and parents or grandparents interested in finding summer reading material for children. There is no limit on how many books each person can take, but attendees will have to bring their own boxes and manpower to haul the books away. Any books that are not taken will be recycled.

Anyone interested in volunteering for setup or cleanup can contact Polly Burch at Setup will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 8, and lunch will be provided. Additional setup will take place from 8 a.m. to finish June 9 if needed. Cleanup will take place from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 14, and, if needed, from 8 a.m. to finish June 15.