Are you an overseas worker with limited access to books for your children? If so, BookEnds would love to send you books!
We love photos and hearing what your kids particularly enjoyed!
BookEnds International delights in encouraging overseas workers by providing them with something which is often rare overseas–books in English for their children! BookEnds depends entirely on the generous donations of its supporters to offer books for free and to subsidize overseas shipping.
Out of books to read as a 5th grader in a remote village in Alaska with no kid's books, Jeanne resorts to reading an adult book on first aid. Much later, is overjoyed by a box of age-appropriate books sent to her.
John & Jeanne start homeschooling their 4 children, using the library to obtain many books to feed their insatiable desire to read.
When asked What would you do if time and money were no object?, Jeanne replies, Get books to kids overseas who don't have access to books - but how can I find out who they are and where?
First books sent to Uzbekistan.
2001 - BookEnds sends first substantial request for books to overseas workers - 1000 books in suitcases to a conference in England.
2005 - 500 books sent in a year.
2010 - BookEnds outgrows the Rodkey garage, is hosted by a local church, and moves to LibraryThing database.
2012 - Over 2,500 books sent in a year.
Kay joins the shelving and pulling team.
2013 - BookEnds moves to Montecito Covenant, with dedicated shelves for storing books!
2014 - Janet joins the shelving and pulling team.
Over 5000 books sent in a year.
2019 - First use of ocean freight shipping.
2020 - The Covid-19 pandemic embroils BookEnds in supply chain delays amid doubled need for books.
2021 - Over 12,000 books shipped two years in a row
If you would like to request access to this service, or just looking for more information, email us at email@example.com