March
22

So…What Now???

We don’t know about you all, but we’re going to be honest- we’re pretty sad that our Story Time Celebration is over for the year. We’re going to miss all the storybook characters, milk and cookies, and most of all the book-donating. But if you’re in the same boat as us- not to worry! We’ve got a few suggestions for other ways Milk + Bookies can help you give back to your community through books. And if you haven’t already, check out our pages on Birthday Parties and Class Projects, our most popular Milk and Bookies options!

GRADUATION PARTIES
Yup, it’s that time of the year again! Whether it’s a college, high school, or even elementary school graduation, students are tossing their caps and moving on. And what better way to celebrate completing your education than to help out those who aren’t as fortunate? Featuring a Milk + Bookies donation box and asking for books instead of gifts is a great way to start off the next stage of your life, whatever it is! And you never know- maybe those books will help another child reach their graduation goals one day as well!

BOOK CLUB MEETINGS
Got a monthly book club of friends tied together by love of books? Ever think about those that might not be fortunate enough to have books to read? Spread that love to others in your community by hosting a Milk + Bookies party! Just put out a box for donations, and your club can decide as a group where to give the books.

HOLIDAY/WORK PARTIES
Stuck hosting yet another obligatory family or work party? Sick of the endless white elephants and gift exchanges? Host an unconventional party and ask for book donations instead! Not only will it make your party stand out, but you and all your friends will be giving to a great cause.

Those are just a few of our suggestions for alternate Milk + Bookies parties- we’d love to hear if you have any other ideas!!!


by meredith
March
12

Congrats, Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!

Milk + Bookies is proud to present our inaugural Bookies Bravo Award winner, MIMI AND MATY TO THE RESCUE! The brand-new Bookies Bravo Award recognizes books that inspire kids to help others, and we couldn’t have found a better first recipient. For more info on the book, written by Brooke Smith and illustrated by Alli Arnold, check out the website at http://mimiandmaty.com/.


by meredith
March
9

4th Annual Story Time Celebration is TOMORROW!!!


That’s right- our 4th Annual Story Time Celebration is tomorrow, and we CAN’T WAIT! Even our mascots are excited. We’ve got an amazing, family fun-filled event set up, with more than a few stars in attendance. We are so excited to see you all there!

But if you can’t make it tomorrow or didn’t get your hands on tickets before they sold out, not to worry! We are going to be Tweeting and Instagramming LIVE during the Story Time Celebration. Make sure to follow us @milkandbookies on both Twitter and Instagram.

For those of you lucky ones who ARE coming tomorrow- make sure to tag your tweets and pics with #STC for our Story Time Celebration! Can’t wait to see you there!


by meredith
March
1

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s March 2nd birthday, schools, libraries, and community centers all across the country are celebrating Read Across America Day! And we’ve come up with a few ways you can celebrate at home, too–

1. READ! –Well, we always encourage this one, but today even more than usual! Take a trip to the library to check out the kids’ favorite Dr. Seuss books, and then spend some time reading aloud together.

2. Have a party! –See if your local library or community center is hosting any events for the big day. If not, don’t worry–you can throw your own! No need to get fancy, click here for a Dr. Seuss Cookie recipe made from a mix and voila–instant party! (And planning ahead for next year, may we even suggest…a Milk + Bookies party?!)

3. Give back! –With the kids, round up a few of the old books that don’t get much use anymore and drop them off at your local library or used bookstore. Spread the reading love, and start setting an example for your kids early!

4. Cook some special treats! –We’ve found a few great kid-friendly, Dr. Seuss-related recipes for you– click here to check them out! (We especially like the “Schlopp with a Cherry on Top”!)

5. Read ACROSS AMERICA! –Okay fine, we actually got this idea from Scholastic. Call up a friend or relative and either have them read to your child or have your child read to them over the phone. It’s fun for the kids, and it also pays respect to the power of Dr. Seuss’s words and the power of reading!

Any of you readers have new ideas for celebrating? :)


by meredith