Kids in Prague

Children’s Book Drive for Prague City Library

Events, Activities on 06 May 2011 by Larissa


Do you have any books that your children have loved but outgrown? Or are you soon to move elsewhere and happy to donate your children’s books to a very good cause? The Vinohrady branch of Prague City LIbrary in association with Class Acts are asking for donations of Children’s books in English, in order to establish a new collection for teachers and parents to borrow and share with kids. Please help this worthy cause if you can!

The goal is to raise 500 English chldren’s books by June 18th, the day of the 2011 Class Acts Bilingual Picnic Party in Kampa Park. This is one part of Storybridge, an exciting new project funded by the U.S. Embassy and developed in partnership with Brno’s Masaryk University to teach creative storytelling techniques to parents and to English language teachers in Czech schools.



They must be children’s books in English. The library can accept both hardbacks and paperbacks in good condition. They cannot accept books that are damaged, worn out, ragged, with one or more pages missing or ones that are ripped, scribbled on or with stains (including water stains).

If a book looks quite new and the only damage is that some pages are partly or completely detached from the cover (which happens with some paperbacks after just one reading) or several pages are loose (but not lost), these are acceptable because they can be repaired by the library. Please do not repair the books yourself – it is much better to give a book with a loose page or even in two parts than to tape it together, as the bookbinder in the library can repair the books properly.



You are welcome to bring any books you wish to donate to Class Act’s Palecek or Kampa venues during their classes and/or events (including the Picnic Day on the 18.6) and give them to the class leader. Alternatively, if you have a large number of books and would someone to collect them on your behalf, then please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Additional drop-off points are:

City Library of Prague in Vinohrady, Korunni 68 next to Vinohradska Vodarna (Water Tower) close to Jiriho Z Podebrad metro station

Prague Christian Library, Baranova 32, Praha 3
Phone: 222 724 856 E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Staff in both venues are fully briefed on the project and look forward to receiving your donated books.


Volunteers are also needed help coordinate this worthwhile project, please send an email to Class Acts if you are able to assist: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Share your wonderful stories with other children and in turn you too can also take advantage of this library’s new English language collection by joining up and sharing the library experience with your own kids. Also, if you live close by and your child understands some Czech then you may be interested to know that the library has storytelling every Thursday from 14.30 till 15.15 for free.

ADDRESS: Korunní 68, Prague 10

OPEN: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.00 to 19.00, Saturday: 9.00 to 15.00. Closed: Mondays & Sundays.