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Children's Book Drive

Help us inspire the next generation! Donate to our Book Drive!

The idea is simple. Our goal is to collect 20,000 children’s books this year via attendee book donations at our conferences worldwide. These books will be donated to children in local areas of each conference. Help us reach our goal!

Literacy is at the heart of learning - and access to books at an early age directly correlates to academic success and development of important soft skills, including self-confidence, independence, tolerance and understanding. The Linux Foundation is launching Tux’s Bookworms - an initiative to provide books to children in low-income areas and contribute to the development of future generations.

How to Participate: Bring one or more of the following types of books with you to the event. A donation station will be set up near Registration on Level A where you can personalize your books with a message and drop them off. Don’t have time to buy some books before you leave for your trip? That’s okay! We found a local bookstore for you to purchase your book onsite: 

Local Bookstore: If you would like to pick up a book locally visit Thalia BookStore (Alexa, Grunerstraße 20, 10179 Berlin, Germany) approximately 270m from the bcc. 

Types of Books: Books for kids of all ages including: Baby, Board, Rhyming, Story, Alphabet, Numbers, Shapes, Animal, Picture, Chapter books (Please no coloring books, textbooks, activity books, or books that are scribbled in, musty or damaged).*

*Note: We prefer books in German, however we accept books in Arabic, English, French and Turkish.

All books will be donated to SOS-Kinderdorf in Berlin, Germany at the conclusion of the event.

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