Gift of Reading Morgan Hill, 2022

As we enter the holiday season, we can think of no better gift to give to our children than the love of books. Instilling a passion for reading in our children opens a doorway to unknown adventures, exploration and creativity that will elevate them to greater heights both in school and at home. For us the Gift of Reading Program is truly a gift that will continue to enrich our children’s lives and the impact they will ultimately make on our society long after the holiday season ends.

Help kick off the Gift of Reading 2022 by entering the Gift of Reading Essay Contest. Selected stories will be published in Morgan Hill Life.  1st Place in each age group (2nd-3rd grade; 4th-5th; 6th-8th; 9th-12th) wins a $50 BookSmart gift certificate, a writing journal, a certificate of merit and publication of your essay in Morgan Hill Life.  Submit a copy of your essay to BookSmart by November 30th by 6:00 P.M. with a cover sheet (Name, grade, phone, email) to [email protected] or take or mail to BookSmart 421 Vineyard Town Center.  Essay topic and details at

Donate your books by December 14, 2022

Please give the Gift of Reading this holiday season. Drop off your new and like-new books at a book barrel near you. You’ll find one of the barrels at BookSmart, where in-store purchases towards the program receive a 20% discount, as well as at Craft Roots restaurant and in the lobby of performances of SVCT’s A Christmas Story.  Make out your check to Morgan Hill Community Foundation/BookSmart Community Advantage.   BookSmart Community Advantage is a 501c3 under the auspices of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation.