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The mission of Books for Budding Brains is to collect and distribute new or gently-used books to needy Siouxland children.

We want, however, to deliver more than just a book: we want to offer a message of hope. We want to show our children that the capacity of their minds is not limited by economic situation and that sometimes, in fact, the best way out of a bad economic situation is to develop their brains through reading.

2016 Results

In our 8th year of Books for Budding Brains, Siouxland residents donated over 2,600 books during April. To date, that’s over 26,600 books that will be distributed to local kids in need. Thank you for your continued support!

Special thanks to the volunteers who have helped us sort all of those books!

Keep checking back, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter as we collect and distribute books to help kids in Siouxland!

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2015 Results

2015 was the 7th year of Books for Budding Brains and we are proud to say that we collected and distributed over 2400 books. That brings our lifetime total to over 24,000 books! Thank you, Siouxland for supporting this great cause.

Pirates and Princesses 2015 For the 3rd year in a row, we were part of the Pirates & Princesses Event, put on by the Children's Museum of Siouxland - now known as Launch Pad Children's Museum. It’s a great event for a great cause and kids got some great books to take home. We also gave out books at a Trunk-or-Treat event on Halloween.

Special thanks to the volunteers who have helped us sort all of those books!

Keep checking back, and keep up with us on our Facebook page as we continue to collect and distribute books, to help kids in Siouxland!

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2014 Results

2014 was the 6th year of Books for Budding Brains and we celebrated by collecting and distributing over 2,000 books. That brings our lifetime total to over 20,000 books! Thank you, Siouxland for supporting this great cause.

Reading in 2014For the 2nd year in a row, we were part of the super fun Pirates & Princesses Event, put on by the Children’s Museum of Siouxland. Kids dressed up as pretty princesses and scary pirates took home some loot (in the form of books). Look for us at this year’s event on April 26th!

We gave out books at a Trunk-or-Treat event on Halloween and gave free books to a lot of kids at Liberty Elementary as part of an effort to increase attendance during a critical test week.

We were also part of the Convoy of Hope, held in Sioux City in September. Hundreds of kids went home with some great books to read.

A special thanks to the volunteers who have helped us sort all of those books!

Keep checking back, and keep up with us on our Facebook page as we continue to collect and distribute books, to help kids in Siouxland!

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2013 Results

2013 was the 5th year of Books for Budding Brains and we celebrated by collecting and distributing over 4,000 books. That brings our lifetime total to over 18,000 books! Thank you, Siouxland for supporting this great cause.

Reading in 2013We were part of the super fun Pirates & Princesses Event, put on by the Children’s Museum of Siouxland. Kids dressed up as pretty princesses and scary pirates took home some loot (in the form of books). Look for us at this year’s event on April 26th!

We also attended the end of school year carnival at Liberty Elementary. The kids and grown-ups had a great time and took home a bunch of books to read over the summer.

Keep checking back, and keep up with us on our Facebook page as we continue to collect and distribute books, to help kids in Siouxland!

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2012 Results

Reading in 2012Thank you Siouxland for donating 3,000 books this year. The number of books you donate continues to be exceptional!

A special honor occurred on May 22nd. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard declared Books for Budding Brains day! The First Lady of South Dakota was on-hand to present the proclamation and to read to kids at the North Sioux City Library.

We partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters in July for a night at the Sioux City Explorers ballpark. Every kid in attendance got free books, courtesy of Books for Budding Brains. We also had fun at the end of school carnival at Liberty Elementary. We distributed about 300 books that day and gave the kids something to read during summer break.

Keep checking back, and keep up with us on our Facebook page as we continue to collect and distribute books, to help kids in Siouxland!

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2011 Results

Reading in 2011This year we collected and distributed 4000 books to Siouxland kids. We continue to be amazed at the generosity of everyone in Siouxland!

One of the events we loved this year was getting into schools reading to kids. They loved it, of course, but I think we might have loved it even more. It was a lot of fun and something we will expand in the coming years.

A special thanks to the Community Action Agency of Siouxland for distributing a majority of the books. Thanks also to our partner KMEG/KPTH for their continued support!

Keep checking back, and keep up with us on our Facebook page as we continue to collect, distribute, and help kids in Siouxland!

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2010 Results

Reading in 2010This year we collected and distributed almost 3000 books to Siouxland kids. Thank you for your generosity!

This year we participated in a couple of events where we were able to distribute many of the books:

  • Juneteenth Celebration @ Cook Park sponsored by the Sioux City Human Rights Commission & NAACP
  • 7th Annual Backpack Giveaway sponsored by the Gospel Mission

Thanks again to our partner KMEG/KPTH for their continued support!

Check back next year, when we do this all over again. Thanks again for helping kids in Siouxland!

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2009 Results

 

Thanks to the generosity of everyone in Siouxland, we collected and distributed over 4,000 books ranging from Toddler thru Grade 5 (and a few for some older kids). Wow! This result was bigger than we ever expected!

Some of the local groups that received the books include:

  • Boys Club of Sioux City
  • Everett Elementary Back-to-School Carnival
  • Head Start
  • Irving Elementary School
  • Midtown Family Center
  • Mt. Zion Church Vacation Bible School
  • Soup Kitchen Backpack Back-to-School Giveaway

Special thanks go to the volunteers from Head Start who helped us sort those books. We would also like to thank our partner KMEG/KPTH for their ongoing support and coverage of this book drive.

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