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Holiday Book Drive

December 2021 through February 2022

Holiday Book Drive, December 2021 through February 2022Holiday Book Drive: December 2021 through February 2022


The drive closed on February 28, 2022. 

  • We collected 5,300 books. 
  • 3,815 books have been allocated to Florida's correctional institutions.
  • 1,485 books have been allocated to libraries operated by the Florida Department of Children and Families. 

Thank you for your donations!  Stay tuned for another drive later in 2022.

Book drive

Share your pre-loved books through donation from December 2021 through February 2022.

The Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services is collaborating with the Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Department of Children and Families to benefit correctional facility libraries throughout the state and libraries within the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee.

When and where

Book donations will be collected via a drop box in the main lobby of the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

Book donations can be dropped off:

  • Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact us

For more information about the book drive, contact the State Library of Florida at 850.245.6682 or [email protected].


These libraries rely heavily on donated materials for engagement, education and rehabilitation. Give the gift of reading with gently-used items from your personal library.

Topics requested are:

  • Popular fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Western novels
  • Graphic novels
  • Young adult novels
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Spanish language titles
  • Large print titles
  • Audio books
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • Continuing education (ex. GED, GRE, vocational texts)
  • Cover letters
  • Interviewing
  • Investing and business management
  • Biographies
  • Travel guides
  • Drawing techniques
  • Art and crafts
  • Animals
  • Children’s literature (3rd—4th grade reading levels)
  • G to PG-13 rated movies and documentaries
  • Chess sets and board games
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Crafting supplies (ex. colored pencils)

Hardback books are accepted, but paperback books are preferred. Your gently-used books can make a positive impact on the lives of Floridians across the state. Donate today!

For FY2022-23, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 66%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,465,913. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.