Book Baskets

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Book Baskets, a local nonprofit, was founded in 1995 by Mildred Abraham with the goal of encouraging reading through book ownership. A small bookplate is placed in the front of each book, allowing the recipient to identify the gift book as his or her own.[1] Last year, over 11,000 books were given to Charlottesville and Albemarle County children.[2]
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While the organization does raise some funds to buy new books, a majority of the books they give come from families in the community who place their “gently used” books in a Book Baskets wicker basket placed in area schools.[2] Book Baskets collects books from 24 schools.[1]

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Participating Schools

Albemarle County Elementary Schools

Private Schools


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Book Baskets Background, Book Baskets, retrieved 22 July 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. [1], Stitches in Time, retrieved February 11, 2012.

External Links

Official Site