Thank you for your interest in hosting a book drive! This is a great opportunity to support TAP’s mission while promoting literacy and creating jobs.
Check out the answers to some frequently asked questions, below:
What does TAP Books do with the donations?
TAP Books helps turn used books into stable revenue for TAP programs, gives free books to people in need, and creates jobs in our community.
What kinds of books does TAP Books want?
We take all kinds of books, new and old.
Are there books that TAP Books does not want?
We’ll take anything, and there’s no need to sort or filter your donation. We are, however, less interested in donations of magazines, encyclopedia sets, or books in very poor condition.
How do participants in TAP programs benefit?
TAP programs issue vouchers for books, including children’s books, to TAP clients for them to select books to share with their families. We also put together book bags that are occasionally distributed to TAP families. Our programs that serve incarcerated individuals also take donated books to prison libraries.
How does TAP Books create jobs?
It takes a lot of labor to gather, process, and sell book donations. A majority of the revenue from TAP Books goes into the paychecks of our employees to help them support their families. Where possible, we give employment opportunities to participants in TAP programs.
Does TAP resell donated books? Where?
TAP Books sells books through various online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay and through occasional pop-up sales. The proceeds are then used to support TAP programs.
Ready to get started? This TAP Books Book Drive Toolkit will help you organize your thoughts and let us know how we can assist you. We’ve also created a Book Drive flyer and bin sign that you can customize to fit your needs.
For more information or to schedule your book drive, contact TAP Books any time at 540.358.1079 or email@example.com.