Volunteer Book Sort Info

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021

Volunteer Book Sort - Help Needed

Literacy Mid-South is seeking the support of a team of volunteers to help us sort a delivery of 30,000 books.  LMS purchased a truckload of books graded for 0-3rd grade.  The books were delivered on April 15, to a Shelby County Schools warehouse.  We are grateful to SCS for providing space to receive the shipment.

LMS is donating 17,000 of the total to SCS and 10,000 to The City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods.  The balance will be distributed to LMS partners from across the city.

The work of volunteers is to sort the books into age categories in advance of distribution.  Assistance is needed May 3-7, in 3-hour shifts of 9-12 and 1-4. 

A signed waiver is required to be onsite to do the work.  The waiver may be accessed here:


We have created a Sign-Up Genius for volunteers to reserve their shifts.  Sign up here:


COVID -19 precautions will apply, including wearing masks.