Holiday Book

Drive 2018

The Holiday Book Drive is organized by the TVCC Library and driven by community members like you! 

Our goal is to gift a new book to at least ten children in every classroom in Ontario's elementary schools and the smaller surrounding schools. Last year, we gave 646 books to children at Alameda, Aiken, Cairo, May Roberts, Pioneer, Four Rivers Community School, and Annex.

This year, we will deliver 953 books to our Ontario schools, Annex, and Adrian!

How it



We contact our local schools seeking nominations from teachers for ten children from each classroom who would benefit from receiving a book as a gift this year. We ask teachers to list the children's favorite types of books so we can match them with the perfect book!


Schools submit their roster of students by Veteran's Day, and we get busy collecting books!

After Thanksgiving, we set up Book Giving Trees with gift tags around the TVCC campus and the community so people can purchase a book for a specific child (we share age and book preference, but never names!).

This year, you can find Book Giving Trees in the TVCC Library, TVCC Barber Hall, Ontario Community Library, Andrew's Seed Co., and Sorbenots.


At the beginning of December, we purchase books with donations we have received and start to wrap all of the books that have been donated to the Giving Trees. Wrapping 600 or more books is a monumental task which we share with campus and community volunteers! We welcome donations of gift wrap as well as books.

In the week before schools dismiss for winter break, we deliver boxes of beautifully wrapped books to our participating schools! 




We also accept donations via cash or check in the Library. Please make checks out to TVCC Library.

Wish List for Little Kids

Wish List for Little Kids

Wishlist for Kids

Wishlist for Kids

Wishlist for Kids Who Read Spanish

Wishlist for Kids Who Read Spanish

Wishlist for Tweens

Wishlist for Tweens

Wishlist for Teens

Wishlist for Teens

Wishlist for Amazing Nonfiction

Wishlist for Amazing Nonfiction

Wishlist Just for Fun

Wishlist Just for Fun


We know that it can be difficult to choose the perfect book to donate, so we created a list of suggestions for you! As you click on the book covers below, you'll find book recommendation lists for each age group we serve: teens, tweens, kids, and little kids.


When you order from one of our Amazon Wishlists, we can track your donation and the packages will be directly sent to our Library!


Thank you to our kind sponsors!

Women for Christian Endeavor, Ontario Church of Christ

Ontario Elks Lodge

Elk of the Year

Ontario Elks Lodge

Past Exalted Rulers Association

Individual Contributors

Michelle Sadamori

Cindy and Erik Feibert

Arwyn Larson

Jeretta Shoemaker

Lee Saylor

Vera Patton

Pat and Bill Jacobsen

Ron Kulm

Phil and Kristie Mahaffey

Kristen Nieskens

Vanessa, Chris, and Charlotte Paulsen

Eddie Alves

Montessa Young

Darlyne Johnson



There are many ways for you, your business, or your organization to support the book drive:

  • Donate $50 to sponsor books for one classroom. 

  • Donate NEW books for children ages 5-18. Title suggestions can be found on our website.

  • Host a Book Giving Tree and donation basket in your business during the book drive in November and December.

All donations may be made out to TVCC Library and mailed to 650 College Blvd., Ontario, OR 97914.

Ready to donate? Have questions? Let us know!