Book Drive This week for Bernie’s Book Bank! April 4-8, 2022

Did you know that two out of three children in under-served communities do not have any books of their own at home? Help us change this by donating books to Bernie’s Book Bank. The week of April 4th – April 8th, Dryden students will be collecting new and gently used books to donate to Bernie’s. Bernie’s Book Bank helps children build their own home libraries filled with quality books to become better readers. Our goal is for the Dryden community to donate 1,500 new and gently used fiction and recent nonfiction books! Please read on for the guidelines for donating used books. If you have any questions, please email

  • Donated books are accepted for birth-6th grade reading level
  • Books must be 17 pages or more
  • Gently used books are accepted as long as they do not have any of the following: torn pages, bent covers, marks, stains, odors, yellowed pages, cracked bindings, or exposed cardboard on hardcovers.
  • Bernie’s does not accept books in the following categories: activity books, coloring books, workbooks, textbooks, religious books, reference books (e.g., dictionaries, atlases), young adult books, library books, foreign language books other than Spanish.