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Summer Slide Book Drive

Inspire the next generation of readers

Help kids beat the summer slide. Studies show that access to books during the summer prevents a drastic loss in reading skill - especially for kids in need.

Thank you for your interest in participating in United Way's 2018 Summer Slide Book Drive!
Last year, our community gathered more than 12,000 books and we hope to continue to grow this year, with your help.

Got books? Find out where to drop them off!

Books will be distributed to: Diehl Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Edison Elementary, Grover Cleveland Elementary, Harding Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Joanna Connell Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Perry Elementary, Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary, Clark Elementary, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Springfield Elementary and Wattsburg Area Elementary Center


  1. Drop off gently used or new books appropriate for children grades K-8 to one of our 50 public drop off locations throughout Erie County.
  2. Make it easy by sharing this Amazon Wish List:
  3. Shop for books through our friends at Barnes & Noble in Erie via this Gift List
  4. Support the Summer Slide Book Drive with an online donation of $25.
  5. Mail checks to United Way of Erie County, 420 West Sixth Street, Suite 200, Erie, PA 16507

PRINTABLES & Resources

Please contact Lisa Fischer at or via phone at (814) 456-2937 x232 if you have any questions or would like any additional information.