Books in a Box

This initiative was launched in April 2015 and offered schools the possibility of obtaining free English children´s books. I wanted to give schools a helping hand in setting up their own English book corners. So in June 2015, I packed up around 1000 used and new books and sent them to Dutch Primary schools all over the Netherlands. Have a look: 40s BiBx. Although the campaign is closed, I still receive weekly enquiries.

I think Books in a Box was a start of something bigger. It provided schools a helping hand in setting up their own English school library. It helped them try out something without having to invest money or too much time. Some schools were so kind to send photos in of their little English corner and many schools continued collecting English books and promoting reading English. A few of these schools have been back in touch to also join our school library project.