Books Over Break

March 1 - June 1, 2024

Books Over Break is a summer literacy program that provides books for PreK through middle school students to take home and keep forever, right before summer break. Research has shown that book ownership has a strong influence on achievement and that reading just ten books a summer can help students maintain literacy skills. The goal of the program is to prevent summer set-back and get books into the hands of students that don’t typically have books in their homes.

How you can help!  Donate new and gently used books appropriate for ages PreK-8th grade to help us reach our goal of collecting 14,000 books to support this effort. Book collection boxes can be found any CHCCS school lobby, Flyleaf Books, Grata Diner and The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill- Carrboro.  You can also purchase high interest books from Flyleaf Books or donate to Books over Break.