books for the black belt
Books for the Black Belt is a project initiated by UACED that is focused on solving one of the state’s most dire issues: an insufficient supply of books in the Alabama Black Belt’s schools.
UACED organizes events and collaborates with many different groups at UA and across the state to collect books that go directly to over 50 schools in 12 Alabama counties. Businesses, campus groups, libraries, and individuals have all contributed to the project by donating books or money, sponsoring individual book drives, or by incorporating Books for the Black Belt into their group’s other projects. Counties served: Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox.
Through our partnership with the Black Belt Community Foundation, an organization with a mission to transform this 12-county region, individual school districts are able to receive and distribute donations raised through this collaborative campaign. We work with the Black Belt Community Foundation, as well as the school district superintendents, to better understand the needs of the school libraries and collectively develop a strategy that will have a lasting impact on the over 35,000 students in the Alabama Black Belt.
UA Campus-wide Drive To Take Place Sept. 15- Nov. 15
University of Alabama students will have a chance to put books into the hands of Black Belt area students with UACED's University of Alabama Book Drive. Click on the link for more detailed information.>MORE
Area elementary schools receive donated books Tuesday
Children at Knox Elementary and Cedar Park Elementary can no longer say they are tired of picking up the same books from their school libraries after the two schools received some 1,500 donated books>MORE
UA’s Books for the Black Belt to Make Donation to Perry County Schools
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Books for the Black Belt program will donate more than 1,400 books Friday, Feb. 7, to school libraries in Perry County.>MORE