Last year over 5,000 disadvantaged children living in Brown County were given new books through the Give-A-Kid-A-Book Campaign coordinated by the Friends of Brown County Library. Your donation of a new book will make a difference this holiday season!
Did you know donations are accepted all year long?
Donations of new, unwrapped books for babies, children, or teens to age 18 can be dropped off at any Brown County Library at any time. Just let us know they are for Give-A-Kid-A-Book! Help every child discover the joy of receiving one’s very own book.
Literacy is vital to a child’s scholastic success, yet in Brown County, 38% of our lower income students are not reading at grade level in 3rd grade.

2020 Welcome

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Welcome to the 2020 Give-A-Kid-A-Book campaign!
A message from Meg Deem, Give-A-Kid-A-Book Coordinator.

Watch the Public Service Announcement featuring Green Bay Packers wife, Molly Crosby (airing on WBAY-TV2).


Donate NEW, unwrapped, unmarked books that are fun for babies, children or young adults up to age 18 by December 10. New, unwrapped books can be brought to any Brown County Library, Nicolet National Bank, Lion’s Mouth Book Store, Barnes & Noble, and several other locations throughout the county – just look for a Give-A-Kid-A-Book donation box!
Donate money and the library will shop for you! Make checks payable to “Friends of BCL, GAKAB” and mail it to 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301.  Download a donation form.

Shop to Support!

Shop the Barnes Noble ONLINE Book Fair now through November 27. Use code 12590972 at checkout and, in addition to the books you buy, a portion of your purchase will benefit Give-A-Kid-A-Book!

Shopping on Amazon? Check out our wishlist, shop for Give-A-Kid-A-Book, and and have your purchases shipped directly to the library (be sure to mark purchases as gifts and include your name!)

See what’s in store (and online) by visiting our Give-A-Kid-A-Book wishlist at Lion’s Mouth Book Store!

Read this year’s essays written by Fort Howard Elementary School Students:



Volunteer on Distribution Days

If you feel you can join us safely – we will be grateful for your support! Friends members – sign up here.
Here are the additional precautions in place:
– Proper masking will be required
– Revised setup to maintain distancing
– Distribution planned for an extra day to reduce traffic flow and maintain distancing
– COVID screening and temperature readings at the door
Please take note of the new location. We will be at the former ShopKo in DE PERE at 230 N. Washington St. Also, we’ve been asked to limit volunteers to ONE shift per day to limit potential exposure time.

Thank You for Your Support – Past and Present!

Brown County Community Women’s Club,  Nicolet National Bank and Packers Give Back  for their generous donations that not only help underwrite expenses of the campaign including, but not exclusive to, promotional materials and book purchases, but they are also a wonderful statement of these organization’s commitment to and support of the importance of books in children’s lives. Thank you!
In 2019, over 10,000 books were collected from corporate and individual donors. The Lion’s Mouth Book Store provided discounts on Give-A-Kid-A-Book purchases and book fairs hosted by local businesses benefited Give-A-Kid-A-Book. Most of these books were distributed to thousands of local children during the holidays. The remaining books find their way into the hands of kids in the community through various Brown County programs that promote reading year round.

2020 Give-A-Kid-A-Book Photos