Books needed for Kids Korps book drive



Kids Korps USA is partnering with the City Heights Weingart Library to promote a Summer Reading Program, and is asking community members to support us through a large-scale book drive! Kids Korps runs an Urban Outreach program in City Heights supporting the local students and providing meaningful monthly service projects, empowering the students to become positive community change-makers! It’s important to us that our Urban Outreach students have access to other vital community benefits aiding in empowering them as strong individuals, including education — and a fully-stocked library filled with current books to captivate students’ attention is essential to that equation!

Did you Know?

•Students can lose up to 25 percent of their reading level over the summer.

•Students can lose up to three months of their education over the summer.

•This loss is cumulative – so by the time a student enters high school or middle school, he or she could be years behind grade-level standards.

This can be prevented – by reading! Reading just four books over the summer can prevent the summer slide, and can actually increase a student’s reading level. The City Heights Weingart Children’s Library is currently pretty limited in its offerings, and lacks many of today’s popular children and teen series. Will you help us collect New (or


gently used) books to help restock the library with fun and captivating educational materials for the children in City Heights?

New books will be collected at the Kids Korps offices between June 25-July 20

Location: 2210 Encinitas Blvd., Suite N, Encinitas, CA 92024.

Children’s/teen books Needed include:

•“Flat Stanley” Series By Jeff Brown

•“New York Ninjas” (American Chillers) By Jonathan Rand

•“Dragon Ball Z” Series By Akira Toriyama

•“The A to Z Mysteries” Series (“Absent Author” thru “White House White-Out”) By Ron Roy

•“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Series By Jeff Kinney

• “Fancy Nancy” Series By Jane O’Connor

•“Hunger Games” Trilogy By Suzanne Collins

•“Captain Underpants” Series By Dave Pilkey

• “Bluford High: Urban Teen” Series By Anne E. Schraff

Visit the Kids Korps website for a Full “Wish List” and additional information:; Students coordinating drives will have an opportunity to earn valuable independent service hours.