The idea is simple. Our goal is to collect 20,000 children’s books via attendee book donations at our Linux Foundation conferences worldwide. These books will be donated to children in local areas of each conference. Help us reach our goal!
Literacy is at the heart of learning – and access to books at an early age directly correlates to academic success and development of important soft skills including self-confidence, independence, tolerance and understanding. The Linux Foundation has launched Tux’s Bookworms – an initiative to provide books to children in low-income areas and contribute to the development of future generations.
How to Participate: Bring one (or more!) of the following types of books with you to the event. A donation station will be set up near registration where you can personalize your books with a message and drop them off. Don’t have time to buy books before you leave? That’s okay! We have information below on local bookstores so you can purchase a book locally.
Types of Books: New or gently used books in English, published recently (published within the last 10- 12 years is a good rule of thumb) suitable for children aged 8 and under. We can’t accept textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias or adult books.
All books will be donated to Books For Me Vancouver at the conclusion of the event.
Indigospirit - Granville & Robson – 810 Granville St, Vancouver, BC, 604-979-8899
Coles, In Bentall Centre – 595 Burrard St, Tower #3, Vancouver, BC, 604-689-8231
SFU Bookstore Vancouver – 555 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, 778-782-5048