Reading over the summer fights learning loss.

2024 Family Night Summer Book Give-Away

Summer Book Give-Away is back and we need your help. 

Foster a love for reading and ensuring that every child has access to books over the summer break. Our annual Summer Book Giveaway is back, and we’re thrilled to invite you to be a part of this wonderful initiative.

What is Summer Book Giveaway?

Summer Book Giveaway is an event aimed at providing elementary school students with the opportunity to select eight books of their choice to take home and enjoy over the summer. This year, the event will take place at three local elementary schools in Muncie: Grissom Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, and Southview Elementary.

Why is it important?

Access to books is vital for children’s academic success and overall development. Research shows that students who read regularly over the summer months are better equipped to maintain their reading skills and perform well academically when they return to school in the fall. By empowering students to choose books they’re interested in, we aim to cultivate a lifelong love for reading and support their educational journey.

How can you get involved?

We need your help to make this event a success! We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist students in selecting their books during family nights at each school and the next school day to ensure students who didn’t go to family night still have the ability to choose books. Volunteers are also need to help set up and sort books before the event starts. Your support will make a difference in the lives of countless children in our community.


Sample books from Summer Book Give-Away

Volunteer Opportunities

Ready to make a difference?

Sign up now to volunteer for the Summer Book Giveaway at one of the participating elementary schools in Muncie. Together, we can ensure that every child has the opportunity to embark on exciting literary adventures this summer!

Summer Book Give-Away isn’t possible without help from our community. Use the forms below to sign up to volunteer. 

Longfellow  Elementary Summer Book Give-Away is
May 14th and 15th 

Volunteer roles include:

  • Helping set up for the events
  • Checking students In/Out
  • Reading aloud
  • Helping students shop, refilling books between shoppers

All volunteers will also need to submit a volunteer background check in accordance with Muncie Community Schools Policy.