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Summer Slide Book Drive

Got children's books? Help kids beat the summer slide. Studies show that access to books during the summer prevents a drastic loss in reading skills - especially for kids in need. All books will be dispersed to United Way’s partner elementary schools throughout Erie County. Books donated should be new or gently used and for children ages 5-14 (grades K-8) only.

Books will be distributed to: Springfield Elementary School (Northwestern School District), Northwestern Elementary School (Northwestern School District), McKean Elementary School (General McLane School District), Elk Valley Elementary School (Girard School District), Edinboro Elementary School (General McLane School District), Edison Elementary School (Erie's Public Schools), Emerson Gridley Elementary School (Erie's Public Schools), McKinley Elementary School (Erie's Public Schools), Pfeiffer-Burleigh School (Erie's Public Schools), Wayne School (Erie's Public Schools), Clark Elementary School (Harborcreek School District), Klein Elementary School (Harborcreek School District), Rolling Ridge Elementary School (Harborcreek School District), Iroquois Elementary School (Iroquois School District), Union City Family Support Center.

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

In addition to the locations listed below who are accepting donations from the public, the following are also participating in the effort by holding an internal Summer Slide Book Drive at their business: Accuride, Ameridrives Couplings, BASF, Berry Plastics, Builders' Hardware & Specialty Co., Inc., Hooked on Books for Kids, C.A. Curtze Company, Erie Federal Credit Union, GE Transportation, Mercyhurst University, Knox, McLaughlin, Gornall & Sennett, Northwest Institute of Research/Keystone Research Corporation, Organ Supply Industries, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Parker Autoclave Engineers, Velocity Network and Zurn Industries

The drive will be running through the month of April at the locations listed below:

Achievement Center
4950 West 23rd Street
Erie, PA 16506

Agility Marketing
2323 W. 38th St., Erie, PA
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

American Tinning & Galvanizing
552 W 12th St, Erie, PA
Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Andover Bank (all branches)
Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-12pm

6807 Peach St, Erie, PA
Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12-6pm

C.H. Reams & Associates
401 Cranberry St Ste 100, Erie, PA
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Erie Water Works 
340 W Bayfront Pkwy, Erie, PA
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 

KimKopy Printing
2040 W 8th St, Erie, PA
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Laskowski Insurance Agency
4620 Buffalo Rd, Erie, PA
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Marquette Savings Bank (All Branches)
Peach Street Main Office: Monday&Friday 9am-5:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Edinboro & Albion Branches: Monday-Wednesday 9am-4:30pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-6pm
Other Branches: Monday-Wednesday 9am-4:30pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-12pm

Moore Research
670 W 36th St, Erie, PA
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Northwest Bank (All Erie County Branches)
Main Office (8th & State): Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, Friday 9am-5pm
Union City Branch: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-6pm
Harborcreek, North East, and Wattsburg Branches: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Lake City Branch: Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm, Thursday 9am-4:30pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Edinboro Branch: Monday-Wednesday 9am-4:30pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Fairview & K-Mart South Branches: Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
All Other Branches: Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Plyler Overhead Door
8850 Fry Rd, McKean, PA Monday-Friday 7am-5pm

Presque Isle Superette
3108 West Lake Rd, Erie, PA Open seven days a week 7am-9pm

Union City Family Support Center
38 North Main St., Union City, Pa Monday-Friday 8am- 4:30pm

United Way of Erie County 
420 West Sixth Street, Suite 200 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm 

USI Insurance 
2501 W 12th St, Ste 9, Erie, PA Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm 

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