Dr. Seuss once wrote, “the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Truly, the gift of reading is one of the most important things you can give to a child, and that is what the Minot State University SNDU Chapter members and the Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) are trying to do.

The student-led groups are organizing an initiative to distribute as many books as possible to area PK-6 students, with a special emphasis on meeting the educational needs of the students.

The clubs will work with local schools and classrooms to distribute the books to students, and this will include matching books with individual students’ educational needs and interests.

The students are organizing a book drive to give to local students in Minot and the surrounding areas. The SNDU and SCEC clubs are partnering together in hopes of raising a greater number of books to give to more students than in previous years.

“Our hope is to hand out books to as many students as we can and have members from our clubs go out and read a book to the students. Anyone is free to donate books that they feel students in elementary school would enjoy,” SNDU president Savannah Harbaugh said.

The books will be distributed to classrooms across Minot and surrounding schools April 16-20. You can donate your new or gently used books by dropping them off at the following locations:

  • Student Center (second floor by Beaver Dam)
  • Old Main (first floor by IT Central)
  • Memorial (first floor Media Center)
  • Swain Hall (second floor by Ed Offices)
  • Hartnett Hall (first floor English Office)
  • Wellness Center (first floor by front doors)
  • 91 OSS (Minot AFB)
  • Mainstream Boutique
  • Grow with Me
  • Gourmet Chef
  • Gideon’s Trumpet
  • Inspired Interiors
  • Main Street Books
  • Margie’s Glass
  • Oliver’s Attic
  • YMCA


You can also donate money that will be used to purchase books (the organization has a special need in help purchasing acquisition of accessible books, such as Braille books), or volunteer to help organize books April 7-15The club members will also be selling Taco in a Bag and drink for $5 on the first floor of Old Main between 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday (April 5) and Friday (April 6). Proceeds will go toward the book drive.

Contact SNDU chapter adviser Dr. Dan Conn at (970)-520-9084 or daniel.conn@ndus.edu for more information.