Children's Literacy

Press Release: Community Foundation Book Giveaways

Free Drive-thru Book Giveaway for Children Birth to 15 on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas

***UPDATE*** CFVI has announced that these events have been rescheduled to May 21 and 22, 2021 on all three islands.

The USVI Little Free Library Initiative (LFL), in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) and the USVI Department of Tourism, is hosting a free drive-thru book giveaway for children from birth to 15 years of age on St. John (May 21), St. Croix and St. Thomas (May 22).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and limited access to the physical Little Free Library units throughout the territory, the LFL team has shifted their approach in making high-quality reading materials available to the community. Parents and caretakers of young readers can participate in the drive-thru book giveaway by following the signage and receiving a pre-packed bag of 3-4 books per child. This event will be happening on all three islands. This event is free and open to the public.


St. John: Friday, May 21, 2021, 10 am until supplies run out, Department of Tourism Courtyard (Cruz Bay)

St. Croix: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 9 am until supplies run out, Agricultural Fairgrounds (farmer’s market)

St. Thomas: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 12 noon until supplies run out, Department of Tourism parking lot (adjacent to the Department of Finance)

Program Contact:
Desiree Wilkes
USVI Department of Tourism
340-774-8784 x2236

Philanthropy Contact:
Anna Wheatley Scarbriel
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands or 340-774-6031

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