Maine Books for Maine Kids Holds Christmas Book Drive

Brianna, founder of Maine Books for Maine Kids, and her sister, Eliza, are seen here in suitable dress for last year's Christmas book drive. Over 700 books were donated by the community and distributed by the Jacks to children around the state last year. (Facebook photo)

By Natalie Scott


Maine Books for Maine Kids has held a book drive for the past four years around Christmas time. This year’s drive will be held from now until November 17th. New children’s books, as well as gently used children’s books can be donated at the Princeton Variety Store in Princeton, and at the Woodland Public Library in Woodland. Each drop-off station will have a box covered in Christmas wrapping paper in which to put your donated books. 

With this being their biggest donation of the year, founder Brianna Jack and her mother, Billie Jo Jack, want to make it a priority to share their love for reading with the children around them. “Brianna has a goal every year to donate more books and it's especially important to her this year where it's the program’s 5th anniversary,” said Brianna’s mother, Billie Jo Jack. 

During the holiday season of 2016, Maine Books for Maine Kids donated over 700 books to different children’s programs across the state of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. “Brianna has always loved to read and wanted to share her passion of reading with other children.  She wanted other children to have books available not only at school and the library but also in their homes,” said Billie Jo Jack. Each book donated will be sorted and delivered by Brianna, her mother, her father, and her sister, Eliza. To contact Billie Jo Jack about the book drive email her at or call 506-575-4101.