Christ the King Catholic School began our “Birthday Book Club” (BBC) in 2003. The goal of the BBC is to help you honor your children on their birthdays and is a way for us to add great books to our library collection. Anyone can participate in this program: parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
It’s simple! Follow these instructions to access the store from the links below:
Preschool- 5th Grade
Choose a book. It is suggested to click on View Wishlist first to look at all the books. First, click on Donate Now. Choose Donate Book then click through the Select Books carousel until the title shows. Click on Add Title. Click Continue.
Fill out the information for a dedication donor plate for your student. Be sure to use the drop down menu. Example: Select Style 1. Type "Happy 13th Birthday, Joaquin! Love, Grandpa and Grandma, 2023" Click Continue.
On this next page it asks for the student and classroom teacher's name. This information is emailed to the school so we know how to match the book to the student when it arrives in the mail. Additionally, families are able to make an donation to the library's book budget. Click Continue.
Pay for the book online.
When your child’s birthday arrives he/she will receive the book during library class. Your child will be the first student to check out the book. He/She will receive a special book bag and bookmark celebrating his/her special day. We will create a special bookmark for your child to memorialize your donation and it will be displayed outside the Library on our Birthday Book Club Wall. Then, it will be sent home the following month. When your child is done reading his/her Birthday book, it will be returned and added to the library shelves for all of our students to enjoy.
What about summer birthdays?
We can help your child celebrate his/her “half birthday” too! For example: a student with a July 15th birthday will receive his/her Birthday Book the week of January 15th. We can even celebrate “belated birthdays” too! (Please note that if your child’s birthday falls after May 5th we will celebrate their “half birthday” to ensure that they have plenty of time to read their birthday book before the end of the school year.) Keep in mind that books can also be donated to honor family members.
The online BBC store is open all year but books must be purchased two months before the intended birthday/half birthday to ensure that they arrive on time. Books are mailed to the school during the first week of each month. If you have any questions or if online purchasing sounds intimidating, please reach out or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support of the Christ the King Catholic School Library!