The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is proud to announce its newest Public Education program, Bailey’s Book Club.
AKC’s Bailey’s Book Club program is designed to encourage children to read about and explore the deep bond between humans and canines. The Book Club program will collect and donate dog-related books and resources to children in need.
AKC will be donating all new or gently used books to Title 1 K-12 schools nationwide. Title 1 schools have federally supported programs that offer assistance to educationally and economically challenged children to help them receive a well-rounded and high-quality education.
“The bond between people and their dogs is really special and unique,” said Ashley Jacot, Director of Education. “We want to give back to the community by encouraging children to read more and encouraging them to learn about the history and importance of canine companions.”
Teachers and administrators in Title 1 schools can sign up to receive books here. Individuals can mail books directly to the American Kennel Club or purchase from our Amazon wishlist and mail them to AKC. There will be additional donation centers at AKC Meet the Breeds events for people to donate books.
To learn more or get ideas regarding what kind of books we are looking for, visit https://www.akc.org/public-education/baileys-book-club/.