Bookmarks cultivates community by bringing people of all ages together with books and authors who educate, inspire, challenge, and entertain. What does that mean? We are committed to supporting connection and belonging for every person through the power of books whether that's a community event, or a collective effort to increase the number and diversity of books accessible in schools and communities or having space to host wishlists. Check out what we have been doing below.
Do you want to be involved? Do you have an idea for an outreach project or event that aligns with our goals of cultivating community and increasing access to books? Feel free to get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com.
Considering a gift card or book donation for an upcoming fundraiser or outreach event? Visit out donation request page.
AUTHORS IN SCHOOLS
Bookmarks is pleased to bring authors and illustrators to classrooms in local schools and community groups in the Piedmont Triad.
Book Build was a three-year, $450,000 initiative focused on infusing the k-12 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School libraries with current, culturally-relevant books. Between 2018 and 2020, we donated 25,000 books.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES
Do you have a Little Free Library that needs books? Bookmarks would like to help by donating books to help stock your Library.
COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS AND EVENTS
Bookmarks regularly plans and collaborates on community events with partner organizations that are intended to generate conversations that educate, inspire, challenge and entertain. Do you have an idea for a community conversation or event email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookmarks relies on volunteers for help with events, outreach, and day-to-day operations. We are incredibly grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers who believe in and support our mission.
JUMP AT THE SUN
The Jump at the Sun Book Drive is a grassroots, community collaborative initiative among Action4Equity, Bookmarks, Triad Cultural Arts, Read Write Spell, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter, and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
Bookmarks wish lists are the perfect way to create online registries for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, and holidays. Community groups can also create wish lists to request books from community supporters.
BOOK FAIRS AND SCHOOL ORDERING
Bookmarks offers an independent book fair model for schools where profits remain in and strengthen the community. And, Bookmarks orders books for classrooms, libraries, and teachers at a discounted price.