In 2012, Lions Clubs International announced a new partnership aimed at promoting literacy around the world.

The Elburn Lions took the initiative seriously and started “Elburn Lions for Literacy” program. We collect gently used and new books which are then disbursed to individuals in the surrounding communities that have a need. The school district provides the age and gender of students that have a need and the Elburn Lions provide the books. All recipients are anonymous and the program is designed to retain confidentiality for all parties involved.

The Elburn Lions also partnered with the local libraries to help us better understand the literacy needs on our community. The librarians and Kaneland School District 302 staff work side by side with us to pair the correct book to the correct person based on their age, reading level and interests.

Our club has collected tens of thousands of books over the years and given away close to 15,000 books in a short time span. We will continue to promote reading and work hard at combating illiteracy in our community. It is the privilege of the Elburn Lions Club to take action and promote literacy here in our own community!

For more information or if interested in donating, please contact Committee Chairman, Lion Sarah Mumm, at [email protected].