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.
So what can be done to change that statistic? 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.

Watch the Public Service Announcement featuring Packer wives, Molly Crosby and Natalie Montgomery (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 Bookstore, 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.
The Friends of the Brown County Library would like to gratefully acknowledge the 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 2018, over 11,000 books were collected from corporate and individual donors. The Reader’s Loft 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.
Photos from the 2019 Kick-Off and News Conference: