BOOKS TO LOVE & SHARE
SUCCESSFUL GRANT APPLICATION!
Own Books has just received a grant from the Henley-in-Arden Rotary Club.
We thank John Latham especially for his help and assistance with this.
ONE YEAR ON NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR
OWN BOOKS IN WORCESTERSHIRE .
We welcome Fran Webb from Evesham who wishes to develop Own Books
throughout Worcestershire as a representative. She has begun with
St Richard's First School, Evesham who became an Own Books school on
WILLMOT DIXON SUPPORT OWN BOOKS
Willmott Dixon, currently building a development for Warwick District Council,
have chosen to support Own Books by collecting books as part of their
annual Christmas Initiative.
SUCCESS! MORE FUNDING FOR OWN BOOKS
Application to Warwickshire District Council for a Small Grants award has been successful. The money will be used for volunteers expenses, administration and to maintain our website.
We Celebrate...10 MONTHS Jan.2014 -Oct.2014...10 SCHOOLS...10,000 BOOKS
OWN BOOKS IS GROWING..
OWN BOOKS in SCHOOLS
TO KEEP IT GOING NOW
SCHOOLS CAN SELF SUSTAIN THE SCHEME
OWN BOOKS www.ownbooks.co.uk is a book recycling scheme set up in
schools by Julie de Bastion in Jan 2014 to enable primary and preschool
children to choose from a wide variety of books to take home and keep for
Since that time more and more schools have asked to become
“OWN BOOKS” schools, and therefore we are now obliged to enter phase 2
of OWN BOOKS.
This is a simple way for schools to run the scheme for themselves and become self sustaining. It also means that schools in any locality, can now adopt this scheme so that more children may enjoy books and reading with no obligation to buy or return the books
Here’s how the scheme works
After an initial Introduction of OWN BOOKS scheme, and a presentation at the school assembly ,(with selections of books on display.) A bookcase is allocated just for the Own Books books, and flyers are sent home and /or web site posted for those wishing to find out more about it. www.ownbooks.co.uk This explains the scheme to parents and children and staff.
THERE ARE TWO WAYS THE BOOKS ARE SOURCED
1 DIRECT DONATION OF BOOKS TO SCHOOL
Parents, children and any other associates are invited to donate books directly to the school, where they will be sorted, the covers cleaned with antibacterial wipes and labeled inside with the identifying Own Books logo label, and stacked on OWN BOOK shelves by two appointed year 5 or 6 monitors. (with optional staff supervision)
2 COLLECTIONS FROM LOCAL DESIGNATED CHARITY
SHOPS BY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER The school finds a volunteer /co-ordinator to collect books from designated charity shops in the local area that are willing to supply the school on a regular basis.
Current lists of these charity shops in each area are made available to the volunteer. Volunteers may want to introduce, approach and recruit new charity shops to the scheme, and after an initial arrangement about times of collections, the shops are usually happy to keep giving the books provided they are collected on a regular basis, which is usually monthly or bi-monthly according to agreement).
A small donation of approx £1 per collection is made to the charity shop on each occasion.
This amount, PLUS petrol and possible parking fees are reimbursed to the volunteer on a monthly basis.
At present Own Books, through Henley Community Library has a small grant to repay volunteer expenses with a claim form from the Library, in Henley in Arden Email Judith Lindley or leave a message
email@example.com at 01564 794885 Tuesday and Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday morning 9am to 1pm.
However, grants may not be ongoing and so we are urging each school to find ways of funding OWN BOOKS themselves.
If professional OWN BOOKS labels are required they are available from
12a Greenhill street
Stratford Upon Avon
cost £40 per 3000 labels (18 on a sheet)
LIST OF LOCAL PARTICIPATING CHARITY SHOPS October 2014
British Red Cross on Regent Street, Leamington Spa
(Sue Gulliver 01926 883316)
RSPCA on Regent Street, Leamington Spa (Alison 01926 428823)
Myton Hospice on Warwick Street, Leamington Spa (01926 338117)
Myton Hospice Warwick nr Rumps the butcher (Kingsley 01926 400323)
British Heart Foundation 68 Market Place, Warwick
(Claire or Jo 01926 497279)
STRATFORD UPON AVON
Air Ambulance Greenhill Street,. Stratford (01789 414544)
Shakespeare Hospice Rother Street,Stratford (Sarah Booen 01789 209232)
Sue Ryder 35 High Street, Alcester (Carol 01789764463)
Acorns High Street, Alcester (Chris 01789 766573)
Headway High Street, Alcester (Rachael 01789765262)
HENLEY IN ARDEN
Myton Hospice 133a High Street, Henley ((Ali 01564 794396)
Henley Community Library High Street, Henley (Judith 01564 794885)
Age UK HIgh Street, Studley (Lee Anne 01527 857726 )
Primrose Hospice 23 High Street Studley (Jackie 01527 850141)
Warwick Words hosted an Own Books presentation in October 2014. A book drop at the Warwick Market Square Museum was very successful and we were also able to sell Own Book book bags to raise more money for our scheme.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 9TH, 6pm - 8pm COVENTRY
Heart of England Community Foundation promotions event at Peugeot Headquarters, Pinley House, Coventry presentation and promotion of Own Books.
We had a brilliant evening with the presentation at the Heart of England Community Foundation in Coventry. To learn more about the Foundation and the charities they support click here to view their website.
WARWICKSHIRE FAMILIES MAGAZINE
We've been featured in the September/October issue of Warwickshire Families magazine!
© Julie de Bastion 2017