Book Baskets was started in 1995 by Mildred
Abraham who wanted to create a way to get lightly used books, like the ones her
grandchildren owned but would not keep forever, into the hands of children who
had few or no books of their own.
She assembled an
advisory board and began collecting books through a few area schools. Things grew from there and today Book Baskets
is collecting books from 24 schools
and giving out more than 23,000 books a year.
emphasizes book ownership by placing a bookplate in each of our books
and by requesting that the children who choose the books put their names in