United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties Will Give Away Free Children’s Books June 10-18

Help United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties fight the “summer slide” by attending the 13th annual Great Book Giveaway from June 10-18, 2024!


Volunteers will be reading to children at each location for approximately half an hour; and afterwards each child can select FREE books to take home and keep.  The books were collected during a book drive held earlier this year.


All children and youth (from ages birth to 12 years), parents, grandparents, caregivers, and day care providers are invited to attend this free event.  Families can come to the event together; and day care providers are welcome to come and bring along all the children in their care. 


2024 Great Book Giveaway Schedule:

Monday, June 10th: Building Blocks Learning Center, Wisconsin Rapids 10:30am
Tuesday, June 11th: THINK Academy Playground, Rudolph 10:30am
Tuesday, June 11th:  Wisconsin Rapids ZOO 1:30pm
Wednesday, June 12th:  Ed Heuer Elementary School, Port Edwards 10:30am
Wednesday, June 12th:  McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids 6pm
Thursday, June
13th:  SWC YMCA, Wisconsin Rapids 10:30am
Thursday, June 13th:  Charles & JoAnn Lester Library, Nekoosa 1:30pm
Friday, June 14th:  Adams County Library, Adams 10:30am
Friday, June 14th:  Lester Public Library of Rome, Rome 1:30pm
Tuesday, June 18th:  Lester Public Library of Vesper, Vesper 12:30pm


The purpose of the Great Book Giveaway is to give kids new books to read and enjoy during the summer months.  Kids who read in the summer are less likely to fall behind when the new school year begins.


In the event of rain, the Great Book Giveaway will be moved indoors to a backup location.  For more information, visit our website at uwswac.org or call the United Way office at 715-421-0390.



Photo caption:  Children listen while a volunteer reads them a book during the 2023 Great Book Giveaway.