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  • Project Open Book LogoProject Open Book

    Every child matters. And books matter to every child.

    That simple belief is at the heart of Project Open Book (POB). Even in the age of iPhones and eReaders, the number of books in a child’s home is a key predictor of his or her future success in school and life. POB strives to:

    Project Open Book Girl Reading
    • Give children books they can call their own
    • Spark a love of reading at an early age
    • Open children and their families to the world of opportunities that exists for them at The Library
    • Meet children where they are when they cannot come to The Library
    • Launch literacy and a lifelong love of learning

    Why is owning books important?

    Read more about why having books in the home is so important for early learners.

    You can help the children of Dauphin County by becoming a Project Open Book sponsor. 

    Join us in our quest to connect kids with books at The Library


    Project Open Book Sponsorships

    >> Click here to become a sponsor!


    Premiere Sponsor: $7,500

    • Logo and/or name on all printed and digital promotion of Project Open Book for year
    • Logo and/or name on 5,000 POB bags
    • Custom bookplate in 500 giveaway books—choice of program
    • Custom bookplate in 25 library books (remain in collection, borrowed by many users)
    • Recognition in The Library newsletters (electronic and print)
    • Listing in The Library’s annual report

    Deadline: October 15 for following year


    Read At Home Sponsor: $5,000

    • Logo and/or name on all printed and digital promotion of Project Open Book for year
    • Custom bookplate in 250 giveaway books
    • Custom bookplate in 10 library books (remain in collection, borrowed by many users)
    • Recognition in The Library newsletters (electronic and print)
    • Listing in The Library’s annual report

    Deadline: October 15 for following year


    Reading Challenge Sponsor: $5,000

    • Logo and/or name on all printed and digital promotion of youth reading incentive programs (Winter Reading Challenge, Summer Reading Club)
    • Custom bookplate in 1,000 prize books for reading incentive programs
    • Listing in The Library’s annual report

    Deadline: February 1 for current SRC and following year WRC


    Book Partner: $2,500

    • Name on all printed and digital promotion of Project Open Book for year
    • Custom bookplate in 125 giveaway books
    • Custom bookplate in 5 library books (remain in collection, borrowed by many)
    • Listing in The Library’s annual report

    Deadline: None


    Books-In-Kind Partner : Donated new books

    • Recognition on Project Open Book web page for one year
    • Custom bookplate in donated books
    • Listing in The Library’s annual report

    Deadline: None


    Program Partner Level 1: $500

    • Name on bookplate in 40 giveaway books at library program (may include Children’s Book Week, One Book, Every Young Child, Paws 2 Read)
    • Recognition on the website page for the program during active promotion
    • Listing in The Library’s Annual Report

    Deadline:
    August 1 for current year’s CBW
    January 2 for current year’s OBEYC
    Ongoing for Paws 2 Read


    Program Partner Level 2: $250

    • Name on bookplate in 20 giveaway books at library program (may include Children’s Book Week, One Book, Every Young Child, Paws 2 Read)
    • Recognition on the website page for the program during active promotion
    • Listing in The Library’s Annual Report

    Deadline:
    August 1 for current year’s CBW
    January 2 for current year’s OBEYC
    Ongoing for Paws 2 Read


    Book Buddies: $50

    • Custom bookplate in 2 giveaway books at outreach site
    • Listing in The Library’s annual report

    Deadline: None


  • >>  Click Here to Become a Sponsor!

    For more information, contact Karen Cullings, Community Relations Director, at kcullings@dcls.org or 234-4961 x 104.

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