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Inspire the next generation of readers during the Summer Slide Book Drive!

Help youth beat the summer slide. Studies show that access to books during the summer prevents a drastic loss in reading skill. We invite YOU to inspire the next generation of readers by donating new or gently used books, for youth ages 0-10, to United Way of Greater Yankton's Summer Slide Book Drive

All books collected will be dispersed through the Big Red Bookshelf program, currently hosting 9 bookshelves at various locations around the Yankton community.

United Way’s Summer Slide Book Drive will be running the entire month of May with the following locations accepting books from the public:


First Dakota National Bank

225 Cedar Street

First Dakota National Bank

2105 Broadway Avenue


2100 Broadway Avenue

The Sandbox

104 W 3rd Street 

Interested in conducting your own book drive at your church, business or organization? Use the posters below or contact United Way for a book drive kit!

Summer Slide Book Drive poster for your company 

Summer Slide Book Drive Infographic

Summer Slide Tote Sign

Please contact Tara Bartekoske at or via phone at (605) 665-6766 if you have any questions, need additional information, or a book drive kit!