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Madison Reading Project Book Drive

By Madison Capitols, 02/15/21, 9:30AM CST


Donating Books Just Got Easier with MRP's Wishlists

Middleton, WI - From Monday, February 15 to Friday, March 12, the Madison Capitols will be hosting a book drive on behalf of the Madison Reading Project (MRP). The Madison Reading Project provides free books and literacy enrichment programs to kids in the greater Dane County area.

Collection can be performed in two ways. The first is setting up a book pickup from your doorstep by emailing The other is a drop-off at the red donation bins inside Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena using the red collection bins anytime between 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.

We would greatly appreciate your donation of new or like new condition books. Participating in our drive is easy, you can:

Purchase new books from the MRP Wish Lists ( OR

Bring in books that are no longer needed at home and are in excellent condition, check out the MRP donation guidelines ( to make sure your books are the right fit.

With your help we hope to reach our goal of over 1,000 books!


About Madison Reading Project

Our mission is to deliver high-quality, literacy learning, reinforcement programs to underserved children, by engaging them in differentiated literacy activities designed to create not only a love of learning, but build and reinforce age-appropriate skills needed to develop the young reader.‚Äč

In 2013, Madison Reading Project was started by founder and Executive Director, Rowan Childs.  On a search for reading resources, Childs discovered the alarming statistics associated with literacy rates and book ownership of families experiencing poverty.  With a $1,000 seed donation, we served our first 30 children at the Salvation Army of Dane County's after school program.  

Over time, we've grown to serve hundreds of families, schools and community organizations by providing free books, and offering fun and engaging literacy programs to children and educators.  In October 2019, we gave away our 100,000th book!