Documents & Design LLC
Documents & Design LLC

Books for Budding Brains is kicking off its 11th year of collecting and distributing new and gently-used books to children in the Siouxland community. With your help, this drive has resulted in the collection and distribution of more than 33,500 books!

Click here to look back on our success

This year, we are excited to partner with United Way of Siouxland and 0>3 Prime Age to Engage – both of which have a focus on early childhood literacy and kindergarten readiness. To help make a difference in the lives of Siouxland kids, simply drop off new or gently-used children’s books, suitable for pre-school to elementary-age kids, in the "Books for Budding Brains" box located at the collection sites listed below. Together, we can develop a love of reading and learning in our area kids.

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Book Collection Locations

Look for the "Books for Budding Brains" boxes around Siouxland, including:

Balcon Enterprises 2007 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Elk Point, SD
Blessed Teresa Church 995 N Sioux Point Road, Dakota Dunes, SD
Book People 2923 Hamilton Boulevard, Sioux City, IA
Central Bank Locations 2906 Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City
522 4th Street, Sioux City
4201 S Lakeport, Sioux City
400 Gold Circle, #100, Dakota Dunes
City Hall in Sioux City 405 6th Street, Sioux City, IA
D2 610 Freedom Drive Suite 1, North Sioux City, SD
Dakota Dunes Community Association 319 Dakota Dunes Blvd, Suite B, Dakota Dunes, SD
Dakota Valley Library 1150 Northshore Drive, North Sioux City, SD
Elk Point United Parish 603 S. Pearl Street, Elk Point, SD
Elk Point-Jefferson School District 402 S. Douglas Street, Elk Point, SD
Fareway Grocery (Riverside) 4040 War Eagle Dr., Sioux City, IA
Interbake Foods 1 Devils Food Dr, North Sioux City, SD
North Sioux City Community Library 601 River Drive, North Sioux City, SD
North Sioux Dental Clinic 101 Merrill Ave, North Sioux City, SD
Sacred Heart Church 5010 Military Rd, Sioux City
Sioux City Scout Center 819A Gordon Drive, Sioux City
Siouxland District Health Department 1014 Nebraska Street, Sioux City
Sir Cuts 2115 Riverside Blvd, Sioux City
St. Joseph Church 605 E. Main Street, Elk Point, SD
St. Peter's Church 402 Main Street, Jefferson, SD
United Way 701 Steuben Street, Sioux City
Wingate by Wyndham Sioux City 4716 Southern Hills Dr, Sioux City, IA

Book Collection Dates

April 1 – April 30, 2019


Please donate new or gently used children's books that pre-school through elementary-aged kids would enjoy reading. Regardless of age or title of the book, please do not donate:

  • Books with torn bindings, pages, or covers
  • Books that have writing other than a name or dedication on the front inside cover
  • Books that have excessive yellowed pages
  • Books with inappropriate content
  • Books printed prior to 1985
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Used activity books


Sponsored by:

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Boxes generously donated by WestRock