KOAT Book Drive

Join us July 8 – 28 for the fourth annual KOAT–TV Channel 7 Book Drive

Nusenda and KOAT work to support education and economic opportunity

Nusenda Credit Union is proud to partner with KOAT-TV Channel 7 for their fourth annual Book Drive. This partnership upholds the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" as we work to support education and economic opportunity in the communities we call home.

Research has shown that reading daily to your child is an essential way to prepare them for school success. Nusenda, KOAT, Barnes and Noble, Read to Me and Libros For Kids are joining together to help kids read and succeed.

Book Drive details

Nusenda branches will not be accepting monetary donations in our branches

All Nusenda branches will accept new or gently used children's books throughout the donation timeframe. All other book donations should be taken to drop-off locations throughout the state. Libros For Kids, Read to Me, and United Way of Central New Mexico will distribute the books collected and purchase new reading materials for statewide distribution.

Why we support the KOAT Book Drive

Partnering with KOAT for the KOAT Book Drive, School Supply Drive and KOATs for Kids is another way we are guided by our cooperative principles, working to improve the community in which we live and serve. Since 2000, KOAT and its partners have helped more than 95,000 students by providing the supplies they need to start their school year. Let's help students prepare with new books!

Frequently asked questions

When can I donate books?

The KOAT Book Drive will accept donations of new and gently used children's books starting on Monday, July 8 until Sunday, July 28.

Where can I donate children's books?

You can donate new or gently new children’s books at any:

What books can I donate?

You can donate any new or gently used children’s books. Please do not donate textbooks or encyclopedias.

Is there a list of books needed?

No specific books needed.

How do I get a book for my child?

Ride the bus, visit the libraries to borrow books, or contact Read to Me at 505-681-6325

When will books be distributed?

Throughout the year as the books are donated.

Can I make a cash donation?

Yes, cash donations can be made through United Way of Central New Mexico.