National Donate a Book Day

Donate a Book DayIn celebration of 85 years of sharing the joy of reading, Direct Brands’ Book-of-the-Month Club is annoucing the first-ever Donate A Book Day™, beginning on Thurs., April 14 during National Library Week This “Day of Donation™” is facilitated by a partnership with ALTAFF.

On April 14, readers across the U.S. will be encouraged to donate new or gently used books to their local libraries. Books not added to the library’s collection will be given to the Friends of the Library, who use donated books to stock their booksale fundraisers for the library.

To further the celebration, Book-of-the-Month Club will also launch an online promotion during National Library Week at, where 85 winners will be rewarded for their donation efforts by winning a library of 10 new books to add to their personal collections, courtesy of Book-of-the-Month Club and Random House.

Download an editable/customizable bookmark (Microsoft Word template). Add your library information, copy, and distribute to encourage participation in your community.

About Book-of-the-Month Club: Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, Book-of-the-Month has shipped more than 750 million books to its members. Direct Brands, the parent company of Book-of-the-Month Club is the largest direct-to-consumer club network for books, DVDs and recorded music in the U.S. The company is home to such market-leading book, DVD and music club brands as Book-of-the-Month Club, Doubleday Book Club and Columbia House, among its 24 multi-platform businesses, as well as several other special-interest and lifestyle book clubs. The company serves more than 8 million members in the U.S. through its various club catalogs and online properties.

About Random House: Random House, Inc. is the U.S. division of Random House, the world's largest trade-book publisher, and is owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's foremost media companies. Random House, Inc.'s adult publishing groups are the Crown Publishing Group, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, and the Random House Publishing Group. The Random House Children's Books division is the world's largest publisher of books for young readers.