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 learing - 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 has launched 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 in the Literary Cafe (near registration in the Santa Clara Convention Center foyer) where you can personalize your books with a message and drop them off. Don't have time to buy books before you leave? That's okay! We'll have information on a local bookstore available at registration so you can purchase a book locally.
Types of Books: Children's books of all kinds, including books in Spanish and books for young readers (ages 0 - 8). We can't accept textbooks, encyclopedias or adult books.
All books will be donated to the Children's Book Project in San Francisco, California at the conclusion of the event.