AATC Conference Outreach

Children’s Book Drive

Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida has over 200 elementary, middle and secondary schools that have a library media center staffed by a certified media specialist. The job of the library media specialist is varied and includes: program administration, teaching and collaborating with teachers, using and supporting technology, information literacy, and promoting and reinforcing students’ interests and abilities in reading, listening and viewing.

Each school year, Hillsborough County media specialists facilitate school reading incentive programs called the Battle of the Books and Reading Rumble. AATC will be collecting books to donate to these exciting reading initiatives this year at our conference in Tampa, FL. To learn more about Hillsborough County Public Schools and the students and families they serve, please visit http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/.

Book lists are included here to assist you in planning a donation should you choose to participate in this year’s AATC Book Drive. Any books donated that are not listed in the Battle of the Books program will be donated to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, FL.

Elementary Battle of the Books
Middle School Battle of the Books
High School Reading Rumble

Past Outreach Recipients

2014 Tampa – Hillsborough County Public Schools
2013 Chicago – Betty Shabazz International Charter School
2012 San Antonio – American Sunrise, Cisneros Communities
2011 Denver – The Bridge Project