Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card for your School Library!

 

Attention, parents and educators! HPB wants to help your children’s school libraries! Now through Sunday, February 16, 2014, register at www.hpb.com/schools and tell us how your school would use a $100 HPB gift card to enhance your school library. We’ll randomly select one winner from each of our 36 markets on March 4, 2014.

And stay tuned, because all registered schools will be invited to a Half Pint Library giveaway in their area later this spring. Last year, with the help of our generous customers’ donations, HPB gave away nearly 300,000 children’s books nationwide to local schools and nonprofit organizations during our 15th annual Half Pint Library Book Drive. Here are just a few ways the donated books helped build Half Pint Libraries across the country in 2013:

  • Used to start a Young Adult reading nook in Houston, Texas
  • Supporting a Read Around the World program in Seattle, Washington
  • Summer reading rewards in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Resources for youth art therapy groups in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Operation Santa gifts in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Therapy for special needs children in Chicago, Illinois
  • Literacy instruction in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • ESL programs in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Book exchanges in Columbus, Ohio

In 2014, we’re excited to partner with our customers to get even more books into the hands of children who need them the most. This year’s Half Pint Library Book Drive runs February 16-March 31, 2014. During that time, drop off your new or gently used children’s book at any Half Price Books location.

After the drive is complete, Half Price Books will match each book donated as part of our Million Book Donation Project and will distribute the books at special giveaway events in each of our markets in the spring. Stay tuned to hpb.com/halfpint for a giveaway event near you!

P.S. Educators, don’t forget to sign-up for our Educator Discount Card at hpb.com/edu for 10% off your purchases year-round! — Kate

Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card for your School Library!

Attention, parents and educators! HPB wants to help your children’s school libraries! Now through Sunday, February 17, 2013, register at http://www.hpb.com/schools and tell us how your school would use a $100 HPB gift card to enhance your school library. We’ll randomly select one winner from each of our 22 markets on March 4, 2013.

And stay tuned, because all registered schools will be invited to a Half Pint Library giveaway in their area later this spring. Last year, with the help of our generous customers’ donations, HPB gave away more than 340,000 children’s books nationwide to local schools and nonprofit organizations during our 14th annual Half Pint Library Book Drive. Here are just a few ways the donated books helped build Half Pint Libraries across the country in 2012:

–          Summer reading program incentives in Marion, Iowa

–          Reading materials for children’s health clinics in Indianapolis, Indiana

–          Donations for low-income families through food pantry & literacy programs in Naperville, Illinois

–          Books for a children’s reading area for a learning center in Kansas City, Kansas

–          Literacy program rewards in Lexington, Kentucky

–          After school tutoring resources in St. Paul, Minnesota

–          Prizes for a “Book Walk” at a festival in College Station, Texas

–          English Language instruction for Ecuadorian children through Camarones Community Coalition out of Madison, Wisconsin

In 2013, we’re excited to partner with our customers to get even more books into the hands of children who need them the most. This year’s Half Pint Library Book Drive runs February 17-March 31, 2013. During that time, drop off your new or gently used children’s book at any Half Price Books location.

After the drive is complete, Half Price Books will match each book donated as part of our Million Book Donation Project and will distribute the books at special giveaway events in each of our markets in the spring. Stay tuned to hpb.com/hpl for a giveaway event near you!

P.S. Educators, don’t forget to sign-up for our Educator Discount Card at www.hpb.com/educators for 10% off your purchases year-round! — Kate

Kate is Promotions & Direct Mail Coordinator at Half Price Books Corporate.

 

Half Pint Library Giveaway Events!

Last week, we kicked off our 2012 Half Pint Library giveaway events that are going on across the country throughout the month of April. After collecting more than 341,000 children’s books with the help of our wonderful customers during our six-week drive (a new record!), we scheduled 34 events to give them all away to local schools and nonprofit organizations.

The festivities began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last week where 15,000 books donated by customers and our Milwaukee area stores were distributed to community organizations and schools in need of children’s literature. Events in Indiana, Iowa and South Texas followed – and that’s just the beginning! Check out our complete calendar of events to find a giveaway event near you and to learn more about how you can get involved. 

Half Pint Library giveaway display at our Concord, CA store, expertly done by employee Michelle Kendall-Alwrie.

San Antonio/San Marcos district trainer Paul Adams loading boxes of books into a recipients’ truck.

Milwaukee giveaway event at the Wauwatosa warehouse — over 15,000 books were given away!

Boxes of books stacked and ready to be handed out at our Fort Wayne, Indiana giveaway event!

Half Pint Schools Winners!

Earlier this year, schools across the country registered to be part of the annual Half Pint Library Book Drive by hosting their own drives March 19-23, 2012. More than 9,000 books were collected from participating classrooms around the country. The three winning Half Pint Schools will receive an HPB Gift Card for their school library. The 2012 winning schools are:

1st – $200 HPB Gift Card – Big Bend Elementary – Big Bend, WI – 1,300 books
2nd – $100 HPB Gift Card – Oakstone Academy Preschool – Columbus, OH – 788 books
3rd – $50 HPB Gift Card – Holy Spirit Catholic School – Appleton, WI – 778 books

A huge thanks to all of the schools and classrooms that participated and helped us to collect more children’s books than ever before for nonprofit organizations and schools in need. All books donated through Half Pint Schools will be given away at local Half Pint Library Giveaway events throughout April.

Check out our complete Calendar of Events for details!

— Kate (and BW)

Win a $200 HPB Gift Card for your School Library

Hi, Teachers and Librarians!

Have you registered your school or classroom to be part of our 14th annual Half Pint Library children’s book drive yet? Visit hpb.com/halfpintschools to find out more and sign up today to host your school’s book drive March 19-23. The school or classroom that collects the most new or gently used children books will win a $200 HPB Gift Card for their school library! Registration deadline is this Friday, March 9, 2012. All donations will benefit local nonprofits in your community.

We currently have more than 40 schools from 13 states signed up to host a drive. Together, their donation goals surpass 13,000 children’s books! Are you from Oklahoma or the East Kansas/Kansas City area? We still need schools to represent your regions. The more the merrier! We want to help share the love of reading with as many children as possible!

— Kate and BW

Donate a children’s book today! (Half Pint Library kicks off)

Have you heard that Half Price Books has committed to donating one million books to the community in 2012? One of the major ways we give the gift of reading each and every year is through our Half Pint Library Book Drive, and it’s that time again! 

The Half Price Books’ 2012 Half Pint Library Book Drive runs February 20-March 31, 2012. Drop off your new or gently used children’s books at any Half Price Books location. For every book donated, HPB will match it. Donations will benefit local nonprofit organizations in your community. For more information about how the book drive works, make sure to check out our FAQs.

2012 marks the 13th year of Half Pint Library program. With your help, we have provided more than two and a half million books and created hundreds of Half Pint Libraries across the nation. In 2011 alone, 313,840 books were donated to hundreds of nonprofit groups and schools in 16 states. Thank you for helping to share the love of reading with deserving children and their families. 

Hey, Teachers and Librarians! Interested in hosting your own Half Pint Library Drive at your school? Your school could win a $200 HPB Gift Card!

Enroll your school to host a Half Pint Library Book Drive March 19-23 for a chance to win an HPB Gift Card for your school or library. Registration is open now and closes March 9th.

Ready, set, go! 

 — Kate (and BW)