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Summer Slide Book Drive

Inspire the next generation of readers by hosting a Summer Slide Book Drive!

Got books? Find out where to drop them off!

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.

Tips & best practices Summer Slide Book Drive flyer

Workplace beating the summer slide info sheet

Summer Slide Book Drive poster (11x17)

Summer Slide Book Drive infographic

Book tote sign

What is the summer slide?

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.

Make it easy by sharing this Amazon Wish List: and selecting to have your books shipped directly to United Way of Erie County!

You can also shop for books through our friends at Barnes & Noble in Erie via this Gift List

Want to help parents and children learn to love reading? Check out our Reading Buddies program!

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