Image with three children reading a book, under the children are the words Book it Forward: HSHSL Childrens Book Drive.

The HSHSL continues to collect books during May for children through their teens in the Book It Forward drive.

Book It Forward, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) Children’s Book Drive, has been going on for one month. The UMB community has generously donated children and teen books for organizations in Baltimore. Book It Forward continues through the end of May.

Look for donation boxes at the HSHSL, the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, the SMC Campus Center, the School of Dentistry, the School of Pharmacy, the Saratoga Building, and the BioPark.

As of April 18, 244 books have been collected from donation boxes around campus:

  • 95 baby board books and picture books for children of preschool age and younger
  • 25 lower elementary school age
  • 46 upper elementary school age
  • 43 middle school age
  • 35 high school age

The books will be donated to two day care centers, one elementary/middle school, and two high schools in Baltimore. At this time, we need more books geared toward high school students. Please keep the teens especially in mind.

Many thanks to everyone who donated so far!

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