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Volunteer | Center Endowment Fund | Tote Bag & T-Shirt | Wish List


Volunteer

The Center staff always welcomes extra hands to help at events and in the day-to-day management of the collection. We need volunteers to help with CCB special needs and projects, such as:

  • Shelving books
  • Providing directional reference
  • Creating booklists and pathfinders
  • Finding books for displays
  • Assisting with the cataloging
  • Preparing for the annual Book Sale

Volunteers gain:

  • One free book for every 5 hours of volunteer time
  • A first look at the newest children’s and young adult books
  • Familiarity with books published for youth from birth through high school
  • Experience with every aspect of libraries: cataloging, collection management, reference, and fundraising

If you would like to become a volunteer, please email the CCB at ccb@illinois.edu, call us at (217) 244-9331, or visit us in Room 24 of the iSchool building.

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Center Endowment Fund

After the Center for Children’s Books physically joined the iSchool community, an endowment fund was created to support the Center’s ongoing and future activities. Those activities include:

  • the creation of a children’s literature award
  • continuing education programs for teachers, librarians, and parents (both on-site and off-campus)
  • the expansion of electronic publications and resources
  • other local, regional, and national outreach events.

There are two options for donating to the Center Endowment fund. Donations can be made with checks, or online through the University of Illinois Foundation secure site.

If you would like to donate via check, please make the check out to:

University of Illinois Foundation
on the memo line include
CCB Endowment

Checks can be mailed to:

School of Information Sciences Development Office
501 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Or you can give online by going to the iSchool website and choosing Center for Children’s Books Outreach Endowment Fund.

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Tote Bags & T-Shirts

The Center for Children’s Books sells tote bags and t-shirts with our logo and gryphon mascot!The blue and black CCB tote bag and the blue CCB t-shirt have the Gryphon logo in white on the front.

Tote Bags

Price: $10 each
Denier Polyester Canvas
Royal Blue
White image of the gryphon
Bag size: 20″ x 14″ x 6.5″

T-Shirts

Price: $12 each
100% Cotton
Royal Blue
White image of the gryphon
Sizes: Small through 2XL

Available now in the Center for Children’s Books. We regret that we are unable to ship tote bags or t-shirts at this time.

For more information about the tote bags and t-shirts, please contact us at ccb@illinois.edu or (217) 244-9331.

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Wish List

About the Wish List

The Center for Children’s Books is an integral part of the School of Information Sciences. As a research collection, the CCB provides reserve copies of required Youth Services texts, award winning books, professional periodicals, and classic and current children’s literature. The collection in the CCB primarily houses the books that have been reviewed by the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. As a result, the CCB needs your help to fill the gaps in the collection, especially books used in Youth Services classes. The CCB has set up a Wish List on Amazon.com so you can donate books to the collection. Your donated book will have a book plate recognizing you, and if you wish, honoring the memory of a loved one.

Steps to Donate Books

Donating a book is easy. You can have it shipped directly to us and we will include a book plate acknowledging your gift in the front cover. Follow these steps to donate:

  1. Visit our Amazon Wish List.
  2. Pick book(s) to donate (add to shopping cart)
  3. Proceed with Checkout (click on shopping cart)
  • Choose to ship directly to the Center for Children’s Books
  • Check the “contains gift items” box
  • Donating a book is easy. You can have it shipped directly to us and we will include a book plate acknowledging your gift in the front cover. Follow these steps to donate:
    1. Visit our Amazon Wish List.
    2. Pick book(s) to donate (add to shopping cart)
    3. Proceed with Checkout (click on shopping cart)
    • Choose to ship directly to the Center for Children’s Books
    • Check the “contains gift items” box
    • In the area for a “free gift note,” please provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and what you would like it to say on the bookplate (see examples below)

About the Book Plate

A Book Plate will be placed on the inside front cover of every book donated to the Center for Children’s Books. There will be space to recognize you as a donor, or if you wish, we will provide a dedication in honor of a loved one. The following are examples of possible options for your text on the bookplate. When donating a book through the amazon.com wishlist, please be very clear as to what you would like your bookplate to say.

 

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